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Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America
September 21, 2021
Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or was it better to settle in Mexico? ... read more »
More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
December 13, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. ... read more »
Agent: LeBron inks 2-year, $85 million extension with Lakers
December 3, 2020
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. James’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the deal Wednesday during the first week of training camp for the NBA champions. The Lakers are still finalizing their new contract with big man Anthony Davis, who is also represented by Paul. ... read more »
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Kaepernick’s company publishing essays on policing, prisons
October 6, 2020
Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is putting out a collection of 30 essays over the next four weeks about abolition, policing and prisons. ... read more »
College football embarks on uncertain season of COVID-19
September 8, 2020
A most overused coaching cliche has never been so relevant as college football embarks on a season of COVID-19: Take it one day at a time.  With so much uncertainty, trying to figure how this will go is impossible. But there will be games, including a few this weekend, though the usual Labor Day grand opening has been scrapped.   ... read more »
Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks
August 10, 2020
Joe Biden’s controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. ... read more »
Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts
August 10, 2020
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau is losing workers like Garick to pandemic fears. The attrition could complicate the bureau’s plans to ramp up efforts to reach the hardest to count communities, including minorities and immigrants, on a shortened schedule. ... read more »
Israel bars US congresswomen – with a nudge from Trump
August 16, 2019
With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against political rivals at home. ... read more »
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Lawyers: Fetal death charges ‘unjust,’ should be dismissed
July 4, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for an Alabama woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot filed a motion Monday to dismiss the charges, calling them “completely unreasonable and unjust.” The district attorney’s office has not yet decided whether to prosecute. ... read more »
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