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The racial disparities exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be a problem in the United States. A recent study has revealed the detrimental effects of the virus from a national standpoint. American Public Media Research Lab, an independent organization that conducts research projects, provided the first overall numbers that show how Blacks are being…

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A mayoral candidate in Sylacauga, Alabama believes that public lynchings can serve as a deterrent against drug crimes. Michael Ray James, 59, wants to take a hard approach to fight the sale of illegal narcotics. In a Facebook post, James called for drug dealers who are convicted multiple times to face a public hanging, according…

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The American Civil Liberties Union released a new study that suggests the United States government is underestimating the lives that will be lost due to COVID-19. On April 22, the ACLU revealed the results of a study that projects that prison deaths could be a key factor in the increase in fatalities caused by the…

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Across the nation, some have stood against the social distancing mandates that have taken place in their respective cities. Most are far right-wing citizens and groups who believe that the government is restricting their freedom by taking precautions during a global pandemic. In fact, some governors, including Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp, have decided to reopen…

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A parody site falsely reported Colin Kaepernick signing to an NFL team. On April 9, Kaepernick began trending on social media after a parody ESPN site posted the misinformation. The site claimed that the New York Jets made the announcement and signed Kaepernick to a 1-year deal worth $9 million. However, the news proved to…

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The Black community in Michigan is being ravished by the coronavirus. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Black Americans make up nearly half the deaths caused by the pandemic. At press time, there over 3,800 Black people in Michigan who have contracted COVID-19. Moreover, Black people make up 40 percent of…

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COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world. But beyond the health issues that are occurring, the pandemic has also caused xenophobia. After the term “Chinese Virus” was coined by the U.S. president on March 16, Asian Americans across the nation reported incidents of harassment and abuse. On March 17, journalist Weijia Jiang tweeted that a…

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Stacey Abrams shared her thoughts this week about becoming America’s first female vice president. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Abrams served as the keynote speaker at Morehouse College’s “Martin Luther King Jr. Collection Annual Lecture and Conversation Series.” During a discussion with Morehouse College professor David Wall Rice, Ph.D., inside the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center,…

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  The White House’s attack on Iran shocked people around the world. On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, U.S. airstrikes, reportedly ordered by the United States president, killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. After news broke late Thursday night, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, promised “harsh vengeance.” The attack led many people to…

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