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While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and equality.

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Officials in Detroit have unveiled the 102nd United States Colored Troop Memorial Highway, honoring the heroic African American Infantry Regiment formed during the Civil War in 1863.

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Officer Kim Potter, shot and killed Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop last Sunday in Brooklyn Center. Potter was arrested Wednesday by Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and charged with 2nd degree manslaughter in the shooting death. If convicted on this charge, she could ser…

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Some call it “a solution looking for a problem” when referring to the wave of election reform initiatives sprouting up in at least 43 states. Critics of the reform initiatives cite that the wave of GOP sponsored bills are in large part a reaction to the “big lie” perpetrated by the Trump adm…

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Community members and a coalition of social justice organizations gathered outside of the Hennepin County Government Center on Monday March 8 to demand justice for George Floyd as the first day of jury selection began for Derek Chauvin’s trial.

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Jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial began on Monday, March 8. Though it began with delays, it continued on Tuesday, March 9 with three jurors selected, two men and one woman. An additional man was seated on the jury this morning.

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The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, is now underway. The trial has opened with a pre-trial appeal. On Friday, Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the district court erred in not granting the State’s motion to reinstate the…

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Georgia prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger. During the call, the former President asked him to “find” the votes he needed to overturn the state’s election results.

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WASHINGTON, DC — To kickoff Black History Month, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus, introduced three related pieces of legislation. Collectively, the resolutions formally recognize the important contributions, struggles and sacrifices o…

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JC Lofton Tailors is continuing a family legacy that has been around for almost a century, with the help of a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo through Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

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[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 3, HF 114 into law. This bill waives statutory deadlines imposed upon judicial proceedings during a peacetime emergency.

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Netflix and Higher Ground, the Obama’s production company, are bringing a puppet-filled kids cooking show to the streaming service. “Waffles + Mochi”, arriving March 16th, will depict Michelle Obama as a supermarket owner who hires two new employees, Waffles and Mochi. These two best friends…

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For 11 months, Cheryl Garfield, a community health worker in West Philadelphia, has been a navigator of pandemic loss and hardship. She makes calls to people who are isolated in their homes, people who are sick and afraid and people who can’t afford their rent or can’t get an appointment wit…

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Duchess Harris, professor of political science and American studies at Macalester College, has been named to the project advisory board for The Kamala Harris Project. Coordinated by the Dornsife Center for Leadership by Women of Color at University of Southern California, the Project consist…

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For her activism and part in helping to flip Georgia, a traditionally ‘red’ and conservative-led state, blue and Democrat, politico Stacey Abrams has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Editor’s note: GameStop stock resumed its dramatic ascent after a popular no-fee online broker said it would lift restrictions on trading its shares. In recent days, frenzied activity in the video game retailer’s stock led the New York Stock Exchange to briefly halt trading multiple times, w…

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CNN’s Don Lemon called Cicely Tyson a “true American” in announcing the iconic and pioneering actress’s death on Thursday, Jan. 28. The former model, turned stage and film actress, died two days after the release of her memoir, “Just As I Am.”

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In arguably the most direct assault on systemic racism by any American President since Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, President Joe Biden made a bold case for equity.

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An honest and comprehensive reckoning with America’s racial history and enacting solutions to address it is perhaps the transcendent issue of our time, argues Janet Murguia, the president of UnidosUS, a D.C.-based advocacy organization.

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“Hammer'' or “Hammerin’ Hank” - call him what you wish - Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was inarguably one of the most accomplished and gifted professional baseball players in American history. Forever known as the man who broke numerous records like Stan Musial’s for total bases and Babe Ruth’s h…

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Absent the routine large crowds, and with snow flurries helping to push the tens of thousands of American flags that blanketed the National Mall in Washington, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office before an enthusiastic gathering that featured more law…

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Though it is, perhaps, the most unique and unusually-orchestrated presidential inauguration, it is proving itself to be one of the most exciting. For the first time in modern history, inaugural festivities closed to the public will be open to all with the use of technology - television and l…

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The planning and push to secure President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration includes the vetting of those employed to keep them safe.U.S. defense officials have expressed deep concerns about a possible insider attack and threat from service members, accordi…

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The high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the church played a vital role in the fight against racism and the civil rights movement. It was the spiritual home of the civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin …

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While experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a coup – and its consequences were tragic.

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Today is the national observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated on the third Monday of January every year, the day honors King’s January 15 birth date and is often called the Day of Service. In honor of King and his legacy, citizens are encouraged to volunteer in their commun…

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Fifty-three years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, and 38 years after his birth date became a national federal holiday, America is now facing another pivotal moment of national racial reckoning.

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The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that its JBF Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans is now open for application. The Fund will award 18 (eighteen) $15,000 grants in six regions - three grants per region - of the United States to qualifying food and be…

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President Donald Trump and his allies were “stoking the anger of a violent mob,” Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern, chairman of the House Rules Committee, remarked as he formally opened the proceedings on Wednesday that led to the unprecedented second impeachment of the outgoing commander in chief.

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This morning, House democrats introduced articles of impeachment against sitting president Donald Trump. It is expected that the house will vote on the articles as early as this week Wednesday.

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The racial awakening in the United States last year after the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd may have propelled a sweep for Democrats in the January 5, 2021 Georgia Senate runoffs, paving the way for President-elect Joe Biden to push his legislative agenda without fear of…

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Carrying Trump banners and American flags and chanting “Stop the Steal,” the protesters blasted their way into the hallowed halls, breaking windows and shoving Capitol police aside as they sought to push the mob back by unleashing pepper spray.

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Local Twin Cities artists Enzyrose, Eyenga Bokamba, Noah Lawrence-Holder, LeShon Lee, and Meadow Gillispie, talk about their reaction to the murder of George Floyd, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and life as a black artist during this time.