1. Activists March to End Filibuster, Passage of Voting Laws

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The fight for federal voting legislation and against restrictive state voting bills continues this week in Texas.

2. Unsung Hero of Civil Rights, Robert Parris Moses, Dies at 86

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Civil rights activist Robert Parris Moses has died. Although he is not a household name, Moses left a legacy as an instrumental figure in dismantling segregation in the deep South.

3. Coronavirus Update: Travel Restrictions Will Not Be Lifted Due to Delta Variant

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White House officials announced Monday it would not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of coronavirus cases nationwide.

4. Lil Nas X Song Seeks to Bail Out Prisoners

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Call it “Music with a Purpose.” When entertainer Lil Nas X dropped his latest music video, he also put a spotlight on a civil justice fight, eliminating the cash bail system for the incarcerated.

5. HBCU Grad Running for Olympic Gold

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HBCUs in the House! Or is that Historically Black College Alum leading the Olympic pack?

 

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