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Freshmen Democratic Congresswomen Omar Endorses Bernie Sanders, AOC Expected to Follow Suit

Freshmen Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has given 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders her endorsement. The 78-year old senator from Vermont received the endorsement from Omar in on Tuesday night in a video that she released on Twitter. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, is expected to endorse…

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Miami-Dade Police Aide Investigated after Being Accused of Calling Black Woman a Monkey

A Miami-Dade Police aide was placed on administrative duty after he was investigated for reportedly saying a Black female sergeant looked “like a monkey”, according to a report from the Miami Herald. Pablo Espinoza, who works as a public service aide for the Miami-Dade Police Department, allegedly made the racist…

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Ava DuVernay, Netflix Sued For Defamation Over Interrogation Scene From ‘When They See Us’

Director Ava DuVernay and Netflix have been sued for defamation by the creators of a controversial police interrogation technique. The Reid Technique was highlighted in DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” “When They See Us” is a drama based on the real-life story of five teenage boys of color…

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Elijah Cummings, Respected Maryland Rep. and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health issues,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Trudy Perkins. He was 68. #Breaking from @RepCummings his office says he has passed away @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/CHRRR6QNo6 — Anne Kramer WBAL…

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North Carolina Nursing Home Staff Arrested After Facilitating Fights Between Dementia Patients

Three former employees of the Danby House, an assisted living facility in Winston-Salem, N.C., were accused of running a “fight club” from their place of employment. They were arrested earlier this month, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Related Story: Drag Queens Are Helping a North Carolina School Reduce Bullying Taneshia…

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Conversation with An Ally Featuring Karen Bennett and DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson

The second annual Women of Color and Their Allies event took place Oct.2 in Atlanta. DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson initiated a conversation at last year’s WOCA around women of color and white women moving forward together and supporting one another. The conversation continued with Cox Communications’ (No. 11 on the…