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5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: March 31

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. How the World…

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Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

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Government Establishes New ‘Protected Areas’ Where Illegal Immigrants Should No Longer Fear Being Arrested

Immigrants in the United States without proper documentation will no longer have to fear getting arrested at schools, churches, hospitals and a number of newly “protected” areas. The Associated Press has reported that the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. immigration authorities issued new guidelines on Wednesday, Oct. 27,…

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President Biden Establishes 2 New Commissions Dedicated to the Education of Black Students

The White House is stepping up to improve the U.S. educational system for Black students. Alexandra Alper of Reuters has reported that President Joe Biden has “signed an executive order setting up two commissions within the Department of Education to improve education for Black students.” According to Alper, “one commission…

Indigenous Peoples Day

President Biden and the White House Officially Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the First Time Ever

The first celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the U.S. took place more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the White House officially marked the important day. CNN’s Donald Judd reported that ahead of the official designation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11, President Joe…

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175 Novant Health Workers in North Carolina Fired for Failing To Comply With Hospital System’s Vaccine Mandate

In what has been called one of the largest-ever mass firings related to vaccination compliance, North Carolina’s Novant Health confirmed that it had recently fired 175 hospital employees who failed to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Hill’s Jordan Williams reported that “approximately 375 of its 35,000-member workforce…