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'Make Jim Crow blush': Black leaders bash draft New York congressional map

Black lawmakers warn the proposed congressional districts would disenfranchise minority voters and dilute their power on Capitol Hill. The map is set to be finalized Friday.
Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., listens at the press conference after the House Democrats caucus meeting in the Capitol on April 5, 2022.
Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., listens at the press conference after the House Democrats caucus meeting in the Capitol on April 5, 2022.
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Guns are traumatizing Black America. Advocates demand investment, support.

A report from the CDC shows that the Black community, especially young men and boys, accounts for the largest number of gun deaths compared to other racial groups.
6th Annual New York Peace Week Press Conference
6th Annual New York Peace Week Press Conference
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Buffalo shooting suspect called a 'coward' during a courtroom outburst

Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, was indicted in connection with Saturday's racist rampage at Tops Friendly Market, which left 10 people dead and three others injured.
Ten People Killed In Mass Shooting At Buffalo Food Market
Ten People Killed In Mass Shooting At Buffalo Food Market

Virginia board considers restoring names of schools named for Confederate generals

The Shenandoah County School Board in 2020 voted to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View and Ashby-Lee Elementary School to Honey Run.
Stonewall Jackson High School on July 17, 2015, in Manassas, Va.
Stonewall Jackson High School on July 17, 2015, in Manassas, Va.
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Ohio students face discipline for posting 'Blacks only,' 'whites only' signs over water fountains at high school

Northwest Local School District said officials were first made aware of the racist incident at Colerain High School on May 5.
Colerain High School in Cincinnati.
Colerain High School in Cincinnati.
2d ago

This state is enrolling fewer Latino and Black college students in remedial courses. It's working.

California schools are seeing better outcomes among Latino and other students as a coalition recognizes the community colleges leading the shift.
Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif., on May 2, 2020.
Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif., on May 2, 2020.
2d ago

Georgia students sue over blocked protest against rebel flag

The students allege an extensive pattern of racism, including white students’ re-enacting the murder of George Floyd and posting it on social media.
Coosa High School in Rome, Ga.
Coosa High School in Rome, Ga.
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Tops was the only supermarket in Buffalo's Black neighborhood. What will residents do now?

“I’m not waiting for somebody else to bring about change,” said Dakarai Singletary, a Buffalo resident and nonprofit leader.
The moon rises behind the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 15, 2022.
The moon rises behind the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 15, 2022.
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New press secretary hails barrier breakers who paved the way for her

Karine Jean-Pierre is the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ person to serve as White House press secretary. She is also the daughter of Haitian immigrants.
Image: Karine Jean-Pierre
Image: Karine Jean-Pierre

Morgan Wallen performance at Billboard Music Awards criticized in light of his racial slur scandal

Some viewers called out the awards show for honoring a Black activist and highlighting the mass shooting of Black people in Buffalo, New York, while also giving the country star an award.
Image: Morgan Wallen performs onstage at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.
Image: Morgan Wallen performs onstage at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Buffalo's Black community reels over the cost of white rage after deadly supermarket shooting

"To be targeted like this, it speaks to a lot of bigger issues around guns and race in the country," said one Buffalo native. "Something has to change."
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