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2d ago

Morehouse faculty vote 50-38 to award Biden an honorary doctorate, with about a dozen abstaining

A procedural oversight turned the faculty vote into a way for staff members to voice their opposition to Biden’s visit. The vote was 50-38, with roughly a dozen people abstaining.
Joe Biden speaks to a crowd at the Atlanta University Center Consortium in Atlanta, on Jan. 11, 2022.
Joe Biden speaks to a crowd at the Atlanta University Center Consortium in Atlanta, on Jan. 11, 2022.

Supreme Court allows Louisiana to use congressional map with second majority-Black district

The court's decision is the latest twist in a long-running battle over the state's congressional map.
Voters in line under a large drawing of  Martin Luther King, Jr.
Voters in line under a large drawing of  Martin Luther King, Jr.
3d ago

Chicago teen who started college at 10 earns doctorate degree at 17

Dorothy Jean Tillman II — called “Dorothy Jeanius” by family and friends — became the youngest person to earn a doctorate in integrated behavioral health at Arizona State.
Dorothy Jean Tillman II smiles in her cap and gown
Dorothy Jean Tillman II smiles in her cap and gown

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More than half of Black women ages 15-49 live with little to no abortion access

A new report found that 57% of all Black women of reproductive age live in states with abortion bans or impending restrictions.
Protesters march in Atlanta in opposition to Georgia's abortion law on July 23, 2022.
Protesters march in Atlanta in opposition to Georgia's abortion law on July 23, 2022.
3d ago

A Black police chief in Colorado files a racial discrimination lawsuit after his firing

He claims leaders and officers in the mountain town of Leadville worked to force him from his job after an independent investigator cleared him of wrongdoing.
former Denver Police Chief
former Denver Police Chief
4d ago

Rev. William Lawson, civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 95

Lawson worked with King during the civil rights movement by setting up the local office of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization that was led by King.
Image: William Lawson civil rights
Image: William Lawson civil rights

In a split with Trump, Ben Carson calls for a national abortion ban

In his new book, Carson also compares the "attack" on American families with the Israel-Gaza war.
Former U.S. Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development Ben Carson Speaks At CPAC politics political politician
Former U.S. Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development Ben Carson Speaks At CPAC politics political politician
4d ago

Plans unveiled for memorial honoring victims of racist mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

The memorial will honor the 10 people killed when a white gunman opened fire at a Tops supermarket in upstate New York.
Police walk outside the Tops grocery store
Police walk outside the Tops grocery store

White House sends official to Morehouse to address concerns ahead of Biden's speech

Steve Benjamin, who heads the White House Office of Public Engagement, met with a group of students and faculty a week before Biden is set to give the school's graduation address.
Stephen Benjamin speaks at an event with descendants of iconic civil rights leaders to celebrate Black History Month
Stephen Benjamin speaks at an event with descendants of iconic civil rights leaders to celebrate Black History Month
5d ago

UNC-Chapel Hill board slashes diversity funding to divert money to public safety resources

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved a change that would divert $2.3 million of diversity funding.
 People walk on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
 People walk on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Crystal Dunn says the USWNT is ready for the Olympics, and hungry for gold

Dunn says the team is positioned to win, but that win could — and should — be hard-earned.
Crystal Dunn
Crystal Dunn

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