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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes Black people in America do not deserve reparations because Barack Obama was elected president. On June 18, 2019, McConnell revealed his thoughts on reparations one day before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations. Scheduled to appear at the hearing are journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote the 2014…

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The Congressional Black Caucus’ 42nd Annual Legislative Conference has commenced in the District of Columbia. The organization was founded during the latter part of the Civil Rights Movement to create a political vehicle by which to fight injustice and work to achieve a just and balanced society. Today, we take a look at 10 of…

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The U.S. Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act in August 2010, reducing the 100-to-1 disparity between minimum sentences for crack and powder cocaine to 18 to 1. The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted this summer to make the reduced crack penalties retroactive, which means that more than 12,000 current inmates are eligible for reduced sentences. Before…

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