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FBI faces its own racial reckoning while leading probes into police shooting deaths

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The investigations will inevitably be conducted by a majority White workforce — 74% of FBI employees are White, according to the Office of Personnel Management. And just 4.7% of the roughly 13,500 special agents at the FBI identify as......

Why it may be hard to close the racial wealth gap without forgiving student debt

CNBC Real Estate
Maskot | Maskot | Getty Images President Joe Biden laid out a plan this week to narrow the racial wealth gap in the U.S. Many were disappointed not to see any mention of student loan forgiveness in that agenda. The president’s initiatives, announced 100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre,......

From Racial Justice to Dirty Air, California’s New AG Plots a Progressive Health Care Agenda

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Angela Hart California Attorney General Rob Bonta, a longtime Democratic state lawmaker, comes to his new role well known for pursuing an unabashedly progressive agenda on criminal justice issues. He has pushed for legislation to eliminate cash bail and to ban for-profit prisons and detention centers. But Bonta also has......

Biden to announce new efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 response and vaccination program at the White House in Washington, May 12, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce new measures his administration is taking to narrow......

Efforts to Advance Racial Equity Baked In Throughout Biden’s Budget

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Six days after his inauguration, President Biden vowed that his administration would see everything through the lens of racial equality, making it “the business of the whole of government.” On Friday, his $6 trillion budget began to make good on that promise. Sprinkled throughout the president’s enormous spending......

Amazon pressed for racial equity review after strong vote tally

Reuters
Amazon.com Inc should review how it is addressing racial justice and equity after a shareholder proposal on the topic won strong backing, New York state’s top pension official said on Friday. A filing on Friday showed 44% of votes cast supported a call for a review of the company’s impact......

Behind the Timberwolves’ Fight for Racial Justice

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Pina Brandon Williams will never forget the phone calls. For years, starting around 11 p.m and sometimes lasting 90 minutes, Williams and his uncle, George Floyd, would catch up on all that night’s NBA action. From the frustrating hometown......

Twitter kills automatic photo-cropping feature after complaints of racial bias

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Twitter has deactivated the automatic image-cropping function on its platform, nine months after the social media platform first began receiving complaints the feature crops out Black faces from photographs. Some Twitter users last September began noticing that when they posted a......

Lawsuit from Stephen Miller group alleges racial discrimination in distribution of COVID-19 relief

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A legal group founded by ex-Trump aide Stephen MillerStephen MillerYang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was ‘overly simplistic’ are correct Yang’s tweet in support of Israel draws praise from conservatives Biden fills immigration court......

Biden’s new left of racial radicals: Goodwin

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Michael Goodwin While Republicans and Democrats are not a monolith, the left has verged more into radicalism since President Obama’s tenure and now into Joe Biden’s presidency, writes The Post’s Michael Goodwin. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Maryland governor pardons 34 victims of racial lynching

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) issued posthumous pardons for 34 people who were victims of racially-motivated lynchings. Hogan signed an order during a news conference Saturday afternoon, marking the first time in history that a governor issued a......

Gov. Hogan pardoning 34 victims of racial lynching in Maryland

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Earlier this year, the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and students at Loch Raven Technical Academy petitioned Hogan to issue the pardon for Cooper. After receiving the request, the Republican governor directed his chief legal counsel to review all of the......

Kansas City officials seek to end jaywalking penalties noting racial disparity in citations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A Kansas City, Mo., city council committee on Wednesday moved forward legislation that would end penalties for jaywalking and other pedestrian offenses that local leaders, including Mayor Quinton Lucas (D), have said disproportionately target people of color. ......

Titillating Tidbits: Racial Disparity in Cleveland Hts. Traffic Stops, Cleveland NFL Draft Swag Bags, and ‘We Buy Houses’ Signs Meet Their Match

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ABC Did you survive Draft Day in Cleveland? Our weekly roundup of minor but interesting happenings, stuff you missed, stuff we missed, and assorted fun. – A study by the Cleveland State University Diversity Institute found that in 2019 Black people were three times more likely than white people to......

Did racial hatred lead gunman to kill 3 men in California?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Did racial hatred lead gunman to kill 3 men in California? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Police say racial hatred, not terrorism, is the likely motive behind a shooting spree in Fresno, California, Tuesday that left three white......

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