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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…

COVID vaccinating in California

California, Massachusetts, Louisiana and North Carolina Have Vaccinated the Largest Portions of Their Black Populations Against COVID-19

Of the 41 states that are currently tracking the race of citizens receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, California appears to be doing the best job inoculating people of all races, with 16.8% of its Black residents already vaccinated against the coronavirus. That number is slightly higher than the total number of people…

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

Several states have joined a Washington lawsuit to prevent President Donald Trump’s updated Muslim ban from going into effect, arguing that it is still as discriminatory as the original. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon have all signed on as plaintiffs in the newest filing. “Like the First Executive…

LGBT Veterans Banned from Boston St. Pat's Parade, Politicians Boycott

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced they will not participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade after organizers told an LGBT veterans group its members could not march. “If veterans’ groups aren’t allowed to march in that parade for whatever reason, then I’ll probably do something…