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April 16, 2021

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The MVP race has turned into a Nikola Jokic runaway

ESPN
7:00 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two months ago, this year’s race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award looked as competitive as any in recent memory. But injuries have laid waste to the deep field of contenders, leaving Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic clearly standing above the rest of the......

Asian American parents discuss bullying, racism with their kids:

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate will vote on a bill addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans on Wednesday amid a surge in AAPI hate crimes. The bill comes as many Asian American parents are now discussing with their kids about the bullying,......

‘Race against time’: Pandemic propels fight to save Native American languages

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Barnett is vital to the survival of the Yuchi language. It has no dictionary or written materials, with scant recordings of native speakers. And the language differs from many other indigenous languages in that it is an isolate, meaning it’s......

Inside the Most Competitive NBA Awards Race Yet

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

10 Weeks to the Finish Line: The N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Heats Up

New York Times
Raymond J. McGuire, a Black former Citigroup executive who has campaigned heavily in vote-rich southeast Queens, went to Minneapolis this past week with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader, to attend the trial over George Floyd’s death. And on Friday, Ms. Wiley — a Black woman who already......

‘This is their blood’: Civil rights lawyer Crump fights for George Floyd’s family

Reuters
(Reuters) – As the world follows the often-emotional testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, members of Floyd’s family watch a live feed in a separate room in the courthouse. FILE PHOTO: Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and members of......

GOP Army vet congressman seeks answers about ‘critical race theory’ at West Point

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A Republican congressman and Army veteran is seeking answers from the U.S. Military Academy about “elements of critical race theory” being made part of instruction for cadets at West Point, including seminars on “systemic racism” and presentation slides discussing......

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate race raises simmering divisions inside the party

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Following President Joe Biden’s victory last November — and his early success in coalescing Democratic lawmakers behind his agenda — overlapping questions of representation and ideology are simmering again in Pennsylvania as the Senate primary field grows. Though progressive......

House GOP scrambles to find next leader

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House GOP scrambles to find next leader – CBS News Watch CBSN Live After Kevin McCarthy drops out of the race to become the next House speaker, Republicans are scrambling to find a new leader. Rebecca Berg of RealClearPolitics......

In the Virginia Governor’s Race, Can Anyone Take On Terry McAuliffe?

New York Times
Two years ago, when a racist blackface picture emerged from the 1980s that appeared to include Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, the blowback was swift and severe. There were mounting calls for his resignation. But in the end, polls showed that most voters said he shouldn’t step down — and......

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

KHN
Jane Spencer, The Guardian and Christina Jewett More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to “Lost on the Frontline,” a 12-month investigation by The Guardian and KHN to track such deaths. This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be......

Masks Off, Mahi Mahi On. Restaurant Workers Are in a Race for Vaccines

New York Times
Over the course of the pandemic, some of the most dangerous activities were those many Americans dearly missed: scarfing up nachos, canoodling with a date or yelling sports scores at a group of friends at a crowded, sticky bar inside a restaurant. Now, as more states loosen restrictions on indoor......

DC Films Exec Denies Ruling Out Regé-Jean Page For Krypton Role Because of His Race – E! Online

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In a new report published by The Hollywood Reporter, multiple sources alleged that DC Comics chairman Geoff Johns prevented Syfy’s Krypton producers from hiring Bridgerton star Regé-Jean… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Hastings’ death narrows Dem majority, sets off race for his seat

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The list includes some of South Florida’s most prominent Black politicians. “I join with a heavy heart the community in south Florida in mourning the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings,” said state Sen. Perry Thurston, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat. “He......

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