1. Biden Goes Big — To GOP Dismay

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In last night’s speech before a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden spoke about the ongoing topics of the pandemic, unemployment, racism and police violence against Blacks.

2. Hate Crimes Charged in Ahmaud Arbery Murder

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The Justice Department announced federal hate crime charges Wednesday in the death of  Ahmaud Arbery, the Black Georgia man who was killed while out for a run last year.

3. Coronavirus Update: Health Officials Hopeful After Signs the Pandemic May Be Slowing

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Exactly one year after the U.S. passed one million coronavirus cases, more than 32 million Americans have been diagnosed with Covid-19. But, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the latest numbers show the U.S. pandemic could finally be easing.

4. 66-Year-Old Black Woman Brutalized During a Traffic Stop

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A federal lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in North Carolina by a middle aged Black woman for use of excessive force and unlawful search by four officers during a May 2019 traffic stop for allegedly driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

5. Here’s Why Homeownership Is Still A Boss Move

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For Black America the pursuit of the American Dream has never wavered, yet they still lag significantly behind other ethnic groups in terms of homeownership.

 

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