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Two Seattle protesters hit by speeding car; One dead, other in ICU

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Two female protesters in Seattle were hit on Saturday by a speeding car that drove into a crowd demonstrating on an interstate highway, causing injuries that led to the death of one, while leaving the other in serious condition. Seattle has been the scene of numerous protests, some on interstate......
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Baltimore protesters topple Christopher Columbus statue, toss it into Inner Harbor

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported. Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police......
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Remember the heroes and zeroes of the debate over slashing the NYPD budget

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“Let’s mark the date on the calendar and how long it’s going to be before we’re having a conversation about New York is crying out for more police,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says of last week’s City Council vote to reduce the size of the NYPD. Indeed — and it’s......
ESPN

‘Something’s got to change’: How the Vikings are pushing for social justice

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Anthony Harris wrestled with the consequences of what he wanted to do versus the potential outcome. The Minnesota Vikings safety was on his way to the grocery store one evening in early June when he noticed a police car driving through his neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, his offseason home. He......
Cleveland Scene

Just So Everyone’s Clear: Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams is Lying

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WEWS STILL Police Chief Calvin Williams sheds tears as he discusses the recent shootings in Cleveland. For two straight days, contradictory statements by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Cuyahoga County Sheriff Dave Schilling have been front-page news in The Plain Dealer. At issue are details from the Cleveland demonstrations......
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City Hall ‘demoralized’ by de Blasio as staffers jump ship

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City Hall employees have been “demoralized” by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s refusal to listen to his staff, leading to bungled administration responses to what are arguably the biggest issues of our time — the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd protests, sources told The Post. “A lot of the office......
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Trump calls family of teen killed in lawless Seattle ‘CHOP’ zone

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President Trump offered a phone call of support to the family of Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr., a teen killed in Seattle’s “CHOP” zone, the mourning relatives told Fox News Thursday. Anderson was fatally shot in the early hours of June 20 at the edge of the roughly six-block autonomous zone......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Open Letter to Kyrie Irving and A Call for “Operation Black Bank”

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Royce White Dear Kyrie Irving, The revolution has begun. The climate of society is ripe for radical change. The systems of old are hanging on for dear life. The spirit of your intuition is shining through. First and foremost, I......
CNBC Business

Wall Street is under pressure over its lack of diversity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protestors and police officers clash for the second morning in a row on July 1, 2020 in New York City following a budget vote. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) David Dee Delgado | Getty Images A global corporate reckoning......
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‘Talk less and do more’: Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison says corporate leaders must step up diversity efforts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison took the helm at one of the nation’s largest retailers, he looked around and saw he was surrounded by mostly white executives at his own company and in the business world.  It was not a new......
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Robin Hood foundation launches new initiative aimed at funding nonprofits run only by people of color

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A foundation led by Army combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore is launching a new fund dedicated to financing nonprofit organizations that are solely run by people of color.  The new Robin Hood initiative, titled the “Power Fund,” is......
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Mississippi governor signs bill into law removing Confederate symbol from state flag

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration employees Willie Townsend, left, and Joe Brown, attach a Mississippi state flag to the harness before raising it over the Capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The two men raised about......
New York Post

$1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: ‘Defunding police means defunding police’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn’t go far enough. “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the......
CNBC Business

How the push for law enforcement reforms runs into powerful police unions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, advocates for police reform called to defund the police, ban chokeholds and more effectively punish officers who abuse their power or show racial bias. Before any of those proposed reforms can actually......
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Netflix makes $100 million commitment to support Black communities in the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Netflix announced Tuesday it will start putting 2% of......
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Four men face federal charges for attempt to topple Andrew Jackson statue in DC

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Four men have been federally charged with defacing and attempting to tear down an Andrew Jackson statue near the White House earlier this week. The suspects – Lee Michael Cantrell, 47; Connor Matthew Judd, 20; Ryan Lane, 37; and Graham Lloyd, 37 – are charged with the destruction of federal......
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Mississippi takes first step in removing Confederate symbol from state flag

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Mississippi formally began the process to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag Saturday. The state House and Senate voted to suspend legislative deadlines and file a bill to change the flag amid intense criticism and weeks of pressure during protests over racial injustices. Observers at the Mississippi Capitol......
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Trump tweets 15 flyers of suspects tied to Andrew Jackson monument vandalism

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President Trump has appointed himself Monuments Man — taking it upon himself to personally circulate images of suspects accused of vandalizing an Andrew Jackson statue in the nation’s capital earlier this week. Trump tweeted 15 flyers from the US Park Police Department requesting the public’s help to identify people accused......
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The election is ‘Biden’s to lose’ as Trump alienates voters, says longtime GOP pollster

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Joe Biden‘s Democratic campaign for the White House has gotten a boost lately because President Donald Trump is alienating voters with his divisive rhetoric, longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC on Friday. “This election is absolutely not over. But......
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Church of England to ‘very carefully’ review statues for slavery links

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The Church of England will “very carefully” review statues at major places of worship to see “if they all should be there,” according to the archbishop of Canterbury, the BBC reported Friday. The Most Rev. Justin Welby said monuments at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey would be included. “Some will......

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