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Mel Foster places her pistol into her holster at the Women's Shooting Club at the Tombstone Gun Range on April, 11, 2021. Before joining the group, Foster had taken a couple of home defense classes. Foster has been taking classes for several years and is a concealed carry license holder.

‘More American:’ Minority Communities and Gun Ownership

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
Protection, sex, race and more are all reasons that women and minority communities have crossed over into the world of guns. The growing diversity of American gun ownership defies the idea of the typical gun owner. 
A #Blackgunsmatter banner hangs in one of the booths at the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show on April 10 and 11, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. “I would tell Black people who are considering getting a gun to do your research to talk to people you trust people who know something about guns. Go to the gun range. Find something that fits you to for it and don’t be afraid of it,” Marc Ford, a Black gun owner, said.

‘Black guns matter’

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
I have avoided and abhorred guns for the majority of my life but on the weekend of April 10th to 11th I stepped into the heart of American gun culture at the Wanenmacher's Gun Show in Tulsa Oklahoma, which is regarded as the largest gun show in the world. 
A spectator looks on as Jack B. and Seth M. loaded guns at a shooting range in the Chicago, Ill. suburbs.

Left wing gun owners look for ‘a healthy amount of detente’

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021
At a gun range in the suburbs of Chicago Seth M. shows me an AR, or Armalite Rifle, that’s become infamous as a tool for mass shootings.
Demonstrators hold up a rainbow flag as they march outside of the White House during the Equality March for Unity & Pride parade in Washington D.C., June 11, 2017.

Biden admin reinstates health care protections for trans people, here’s what changed:

By Bailey Aldridge, The News & Observer, Tribune Content Agency May 10, 2021
President Joe Biden's administration announced Monday it will restore protections from health care discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Attorney Ben Crump spoke with the family of George Floyd at a news conference held after the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Floyd family says push for policing change cannot end after verdict

By Jessie, Van Berkel Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency April 20, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd's family described Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict Tuesday as a turning point for the nation.
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.
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