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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd; President Biden Says Even More Must Be Done to Fight Systemic Racism in the US

Following global protests that drove millions out into the streets over the past year, and thanks in part to an excruciating cell phone recording of his murder that has played on a seemingly never-ending loop on many news networks, justice for George Floyd has finally been served. After just 10…

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Following Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict, Nation’s Top Black Women Political Leaders Push for Passage of ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act’

Following the justified and widely-celebrated guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Black congressional leaders, including Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio, Karen Bass of California, Cori Bush of Missouri and Vice President Kamala Harris, renewed calls to further honor Floyd by pushing forward with the passage…

George Floyd Murder Trial

Nation Awaits Verdict in George Floyd Murder Trial, Americans Remain on Edge — and President Biden Prepares for Serious Potential Turmoil

After three weeks of riveting and emotionally draining testimony, attorneys for the defense and prosecution came to a rest on Monday, April 19, passing the fate of Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis police officer accused of the slow and painful murder of George Floyd — to the trial’s jury….

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President Biden’s Proposed $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Calls for Massive New Support for People with Disabilities

In addition to providing funding for bridges, highways, airports and other public structures and facilities, the recently proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan from the Biden Administration has committed major spending to home and community-based services dedicated to people with disabilities. Michelle Diament of Disability Scoop has reported that the proposal,…

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White House Eases Restrictions on Food Stamps Impacting 1.3 Million Primarily Black and Latinx Americans

In 2018, the Trump administration issued a proposal that would have placed employment requirements on individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making it significantly harder for up to 1.3 million Americans — predominantly Black women and Latinas who are currently disproportionately impacted by the pandemic —…

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

Iowa

Iowa House Moves to Ban Teaching ‘Diversity’ in Public Schools

The Iowa House of Representatives has taken over the reins of former President Trump’s failed attempt at banning diversity education. Iowa State Daily has reported that Republicans in the state government have approved a bill to limit teaching curriculum on “divisive topics” in Iowa public schools. Even as politicians in…