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House approves bill making lynching a federal hate crime

The House approved the Emmett Till Antilynching Act - which would make lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison - after the 2020 measure was held up by Sen. Rand Paul, who said that he feared the bill might “conflate lesser crimes with lynching.”... Read more»

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Soldado Búfalo asciende a general: el primer coronel negro comandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. ... Read more»

Buffalo Soldier finally promoted to general: Army's first Black colonel commanded Ft. Huachuca a century ago

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Mitch please

Did Mitch McConnell really state that Black voters aren’t Americans? Yes, yes he did. It’s no mystery why McConnell would say something like this. There’s a simple and obvious answer. His statement was not a gaffe. It was a Freudian slip.... Read more»

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 things I’ve learned curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College

For the past 11 years, civil rights historian Vicki Crawford has worked as the director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, and here she details five of the countless aspects of his life that stand out. ... Read more»

Inversión histórica ​​de dólares revitaliza a grupos artísticos en comunidades marginalizadas de Arizona

Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, muchos grupos artísticos se apagaron y el regreso fue todo menos seguro, pero el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense dio un impulso al Teatro Meshico y a otros pequeños grupos artísticos, muchos de ellos en comunidades marginadas.... Read more»

'Historical' infusion of dollars resuscitates marginalized Arizona arts and cultural groups

Because of COVID-19, many arts organizations went dark during the pandemic, and the comeback was anything but certain - but the American Rescue Plan Act gave Teatro Meshico and other small arts groups, many in marginalized communities, a boost through grants.... Read more»

Talonya Adams verdict looms over Hobbs in Arizona governor’s race

The dynamics of Katie Hobbs campaign and the Arizona governor’s race changed dramatically when a federal jury found in favor of Talonya Adams, who was fired from her job as a policy advisor for the Senate Democrats in 2015, when Hobbs was the chamber’s minority leader. ... Read more»1

First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

Statistics released as part of new federal data on student enrollment in career and technical programs help paint a picture of a system in which Black and Hispanic students benefit less often from classes connected to higher-paying careers and college degrees than their white peers.... Read more»

Texas voting law builds on long legacy of racism from GOP leaders

In 1981, GOP strategist Lee Atwater described how the party began to define itself as a white supremacist party in response to the civil rights movement - and for several decades, Republicans have depended on racism to keep white people in power and nonwhites on the outside. ... Read more»

Child tax credit, not charter schools, was reform we needed to help kids succeed

The expansion of the child tax credit would reduce child poverty by 45 percent overall, and by 52 percent for Black children, 45 percent for Hispanic children and nearly 62 percent for Native American children, actions that will boost families and address poverty issues head-on.... Read more»

As COVID vaccinations slow, parts of the U.S. remain far behind 70% goal

The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by Independence Day, with 67% of adult Americans receiving vaccines, yet the picture varies widely at the regional level, and from state to state.... Read more»

Analysis

Can patriotism and criticism coexist in social studies?

Americans argued over what to teach children about U.S. history since at least Reconstruction, the turbulent period that followed the Civil War, but as the nation has splintered along political and geographic lines, the fights have intensified and compounded the challenges facing social studies education.... Read more»

Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black-owned Arizona businesses

Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by the Attorney General’s Office that the deals violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act. ... Read more»

Stark racial disparities persist in vaccinations, state-level CDC data shows

A sweeping national look by the CDC at the race and ethnicity of COVID-19 vaccination rates on a state-by-state basis shows Black Americans’ are still lagging months into the nation’s campaign. ... Read more»

'Therapy is for white people': Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

Nationally, about 1 in 3 Black adults who need mental health care receive it. The American Psychiatric Association finds they also are more likely to access such care through emergency rooms or primary doctors than from mental health specialists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 14% of Black adults received any mental health treatment in 2019 compared with 23% of whites. Of those seeking treatment, 8% of Black patients got counseling or therapy, compared with 11% of whites.... Read more»

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