Tag: House

George Floyd Statue Unveiling

Brooklyn Statue of George Floyd Unveiled on Juneteenth Vandalized by White Supremacists Just Days Later

On Saturday, June 19, activists and local officials gathered to unveil a 500-pound wooden bust of George Floyd’s profile, created in his memory and displayed to the general public in honor of the newly approved Juneteenth federal holiday. Floyd’s brother, Terrence, was even in attendance at the event, saying afterward,…

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Committee on Financial Services Finds Need for Transparency, Improvement in Large Banks’ Diversity Practices

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services under congresswoman Maxine Waters issued a report this month that summarizes the Committee’s review of the diversity and inclusion practices in the U.S.’s largest banks. It found that although banks and other financial services firms tout their diversity and inclusion policies, the sector…

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Houston Police Chief Blames Republicans Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Allowing for Officer Shooting Death

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed the press outside of the medical examiner’s office Monday, suggesting Sgt. Christopher Brewster would not have been killed in the line of duty Saturday if not for the “boyfriend loophole” — a gap in gun legislation that allows domestic violence offenders whose victims are…

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Maine Expected to End Mandatory Nondisclosure Agreements for Workplace Discrimination

A new bill introduced in Maine seeks to stop employers from requiring their employees to sign nondisclosure agreements during workplace harassment and discrimination settlements or upon hiring. The bill, LD 1529, was passed in the Maine House and Senate during the last session but paused at Gov. Janet Mills’ desk…