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Park Cannon

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Park Cannon, Georgia Representative Arrested For Protesting State’s New Racist Voter Restriction Laws

Reaction to Georgia’s restrictive and anti-Black voter disenfranchisement policies continues to stir up controversy. Major League Baseball pulled their wildly popular 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta and moved it to Denver to show their disappointment with the decision. Georgia-based companies like Delta and Coca-Cola have also announced their disapproval of…

immigration

Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Drops Dramatically During First 4 Months of Biden Presidency — But Arrests Are on the Rise

President Biden’s campaign pledge to place a moratorium on the deportation of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally appears to be holding steady. Newly released data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement show that, following changes in enforcement policies and administration officials, federal immigration authorities have made significantly fewer…

Georgia

New ‘Election Integrity’ Bills from Georgia Republicans Target Black Voters

On Monday, March 8, the Georgia state Senate passed an election “reform” bill making it harder for the state’s citizens to cast absentee ballots and ushering in a number of other sweeping—and alarming—changes within the critical swing state. Georgia has been on the frontlines of the nation’s political scene ever…

diverse students in school

Judges Approve Diversity Efforts in Two High Profile School Lawsuits

In a dual win for advocates of diversity in education, judges in Virginia and Connecticut have issued rulings supporting admissions standards that bolster diverse enrollment for both high school and college-aged students. In the first case, Pete Williams from NBC News has reported that the Justice Department has granted “voluntary…

asian, anti-asian, violence

Anti-Asian Racist Violence Remains Vastly Underreported

The brutal, fatal assault on Vicha Ratanapakdee, an elderly Thai man in San Francisco that took place on Jan. 28, did not happen in a vacuum. The video of an assailant shoving Ratanapakdee to the ground spread around the world, leading advocates and public figures to demand justice. But this…

order, biden, immigration

Biden Signs Immigration Executive Orders, Creates Task Force to Reunite Families — But Hundreds Still Being Deported

Seeking to reverse the harsh immigration policies of former President Trump, President Joe Biden signed three executive orders Tuesday, Feb. 2 aimed at reunifying families separated at the border, addressing the root causes of migration and reviewing the naturalization process. Despite Biden’s swift actions to establish a more humane approach…