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State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants
In The States
State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected.  Tucked in a list of rules on... Read More

Chicago Mayor Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis
Cities
Chicago Mayor Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis
2021-06-21 20:01:19
by Alexa Hornbeck

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared racism a public health crisis in Chicago this week, pointing to new research from the Chicago Department of Public Health showing that racism is the primary reason for a 9.2-year life expectancy gap between Black... Read More

Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress
State News
Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.... Read More

Norton Calls On NFL Commissioner To Force Redskins Name Change
Sports
Norton Calls On NFL Commissioner To Force Redskins Name Change
2020-06-23 19:05:27
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- D.C.’s non voting delegate Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Monday renewed her call for the National Football League to scrap the name of D.C.’s football franchise, the Washington Redskins, which has long been criticized for being racist. “I... Read More

Panel Calls for Virginia to Purge 'Explicitly Racist' Laws and 'Segregationist Policies'
State News
Panel Calls for Virginia to Purge 'Explicitly Racist' Laws and 'Segregationist Policies'
2019-12-06 15:17:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Virginia commission tasked with researching racist laws adopted in the state's past recommended Thursday that scores of them be officially repealed, including measures that prevented black voters from casting ballots and prohibited interracial marriage. "The devastating long-term... Read More

Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
In The News
Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
2019-08-05 21:41:27
by Dan McCue

Former President Barack Obama didn’t mention anyone by name Monday, but in a lengthy statement posted in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead, he urged Americans to soundly reject “language coming out of... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
Litigation
Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
2019-05-30 20:27:42
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its constitution in the 1890s to prevent African Americans from being elected governor or to any other statewide office. In a... Read More

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