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Washington NFL team to announce retirement of ‘Redskins’ nickname, reveal new name Monday

[USA TODAY] SportsPulse: While it appears Washington’s NFL team is finally putting to bed their racially insensitive nickname. There are other major sports teams whose nickname origins are linked to America’s culturally-insensitive past.USA TODAY Just less than two weeks after one of his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name of his football team, […]

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$10,000 reward offered for information on biracial woman whose face was set on fire

[NBC] Call to dispatchers details hate crime against biracial woman whose face was set on fire NBC15 News has obtained an audio file of the phone call between Dane County Dispatch and Althea Bernstein, the woman whose face was doused in lighter fluid and then set on fire by a group of white men. MADISON, […]

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Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name

[CNBC] KEY POINTS In a notice to sellers Wednesday, Amazon said it would begin pulling merchandise featuring the Washington Redskins.Sellers have 48 hours to review and remove the merchandise flagged by Amazon.The decision comes as the Washington team faces pressure to change its name, which many people consider a racial slur against Native Americans.Amazaon is removing Washington […]

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A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall, NASCAR says

[CNN] A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall Sunday, according to a statement from NASCAR.Wallace, who is the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top circuit, has been very outspoken in the last few weeks about the Black Lives Matter movement and the corresponding protests. He even called on NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag, which they […]

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Meet Opal Lee, the 93-year-old Texan who has spent her life trying to make Juneteenth a holiday

[CBS] For a fiesty 93-year-old Texan named Opal Lee, the coronavirus pandemic is just another obstacle on the long road to equality. She’s been traveling that road for more than nine decades, and those following in her footsteps will have her to thank if or when Juneteenth becomes a national holiday. During the pandemic, Lee has been delivering food from […]

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Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s and Cream of Wheat review branding after Aunt Jemima announces name change

[CBS NEWS] Following an announcement from Quaker Oats, which said Wednesday it will rebrand Aunt Jemima due to its racist origins, companies that make Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s and Cream of Wheat also announced reviews of their products’ branding. Uncle Ben’s Mars, which makes Uncle Ben’s rice, said in a statement the brand has “a responsibility to take a […]

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Family of Another Black Man Found Hanging From a Tree in California Is Waiting for Answers

[Newsweek] After the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced its probe into the hanging death of Robert Fuller, authorities in the nearby San Bernardino County confirmed they were investigating the recent hanging death of another Black man. In a statement to Newsweek, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Jodi Miller confirmed that the body of Malcolm Harsch, […]

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A community seeks answers after a young black man is found hanging from a tree in Los Angeles County

[CNN] Dozens of people gathered at Palmdale city council chambers Friday as officials held a press conference on the death of a 24-year-old black man who was found hanging from a tree in northern Los Angeles County. Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, a passerby noticed a man, later identified as Robert L. Fuller, hanging from […]

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Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world

[CNN] What you need to know The nationwide and worldwide spread of anti-racist protests following the death of George Floyd have led to calls to defund police departments and take down Confederate statues.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed part of a state police reform bill package into law that will ban the use of chokeholds by police officers, among other […]

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‘We want justice’: Complaint seeks trial, $10M in case of Tenn. man who died in jail

[NBC NEWS] “He was treated as if his life didn’t matter. We want the truth to be known. We want accountability.” Sterling Higgins, a 37-year-old Black man from Tennessee, died in March 2019 while being held in the Obion County Jail. Now, attorneys for his family are seeking justice as calls for changes to policing ripple across […]

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