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Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

By News Desk, News Desk April 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty an all three counts in the death of George Floyd last summer in Minneapolis, Minn. April 20, 2021. 
Attorney Eric Nelson and his client, Derek Chauvin. (Court Tv/Pool/TNS)

Derek Chauvin tells court he will not testify in his murder trial

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency April 15, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin said in court Thursday that he will not testify in his murder trial shortly before the defense said it has completed its case and the prosecution reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations Monday.
In reaction to proposed federal gun control laws Missouri senator introduces “minutemen” bill

In reaction to proposed federal gun control laws Missouri senator introduces “minutemen” bill

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021
Following the mass shootings in Boulder, Colo. and Atlanta, Ga. last month, national attention focused once again around new gun legislation.

Cook County city becomes first in the nation to provide housing reparations for Black residents

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi and Courtney Alexander April 7, 2021
Evanston, Ill. approved a historic reparations plan for Black residents affected by housing discrimination. The housing plan has sparked debate about whether the resolution is adequate enough to address the harm done to the Black community.
The United States Supreme Court Building. (Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons)

Biden’s diverse first judicial picks put a Black woman on the path for the Supreme Court

By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, Tribune Content Agency March 31, 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced his first slate of judicial nominees Tuesday, moving quickly to put a diverse cast on the federal judiciary and placing a 50-year-old federal judge in position to potentially become the first Black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
An overflow crowd of supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment wait to be allowed into the gallery of the House of Delegates Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.

Is it too late for the Equal Rights Amendment?

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter March 29, 2021
The two century wait for American women to be fully recognized by the Constitution may be coming to an end now that 38 states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. But only if courts rule that the deadline can be extended.
Marcella Sevy, a resident of Carbondale and member of the organizing team, stands up with a banner and candle in front of attendees in the Asian Lives Matter event organized by Sunrise Movement Southern Illinois on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Lenus Turley Park in Carbondale Ill. The Sunrise Organization has been organizing many campaigns against violence throughout the country. “The Sunrise Movement is a national organization and we’re one of many hubs. We need to take action proportional to the crisis we face,” Sevy said.

Carbondale community holds vigil for victims of Atlanta shooting

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021
Carbondale community members gathered outside the bodega in Lenus Turley Park March 21. to mourn in the wake of the Atlanta Ga. shooting.
This is not how your story ends: The shadow pandemic of domestic violence

This is not how your story ends: The shadow pandemic of domestic violence

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021
Just like COVID-19, domestic violence is not picky about its victims. It affects anyone no matter race, occupation or gender. 
President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration's COVID-19 response with Vice President Kamala Harris, left, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden highlights gender equality, campus sex misconduct rules on International Women’s Day

By Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News, Tribune Content Agency March 8, 2021
President Biden plans to mark International Women’s Day on Monday by creating a new White House gender policy council and ordering a sweeping review of rules for handling sexual misconduct on college campuses.
Members of the Saluki Rainbow Network walk around campus Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The RSO put on the LGBTQ+ Pride Walk to spread love and acceptance across the campus community. (Dillon Gilliland | Daily Egyptian)

The Equality Act passed the House again, but is likely to die in the Senate

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021
For the second time in two years H.R.5, popularly known as the “Equality Act,” has passed through the House of Representatives, but is predicted to lose in the upcoming Senate vote.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill, in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the the January 6th Insurrection, domestic terrorism and other threats,Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

FBI director says Capitol riot was ‘domestic terrorism’

By Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times, Tribune Content Agency March 2, 2021
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher A. Wray called the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol an act of “domestic terrorism” and defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence in the days before a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed past police and threatened the lives of lawmakers.
Africana studies professor, Joseph Brown, silently reflects during a vigil remembering victims of the Orlando shooting Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Grinnell Hall. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

At a crossroads: Addressing racism in the Catholic church

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021
Catholicism is the largest organized religion in the world as well as the 5th most diverse religion in the United States, however prior to the civil rights era, Black and White Catholics were largely segregated around the country, having to attend separate masses in separate buildings.
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