Race Issues
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Smollett indicted again for staging attack

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/13/20, 11:02 am

A special prosecutor wants to revisit the case of actor Jussie Smollett. In January 2019, Smollett claimed he was beaten up by men shouting racist and anti-homosexual slurs. Police looked into it and said he hired two buddies to fake the attack for publicity. He originally faced charges after the incident, but the Chicago district attorney’s office dropped them in March without much explanation.

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Muslims in India stand up to Hindu nationalism

International | The ruling party loses ground in a bellwether election
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/11/20, 05:07 pm

For more than 50 days, thousands of activists in New Delhi have sipped tea, sang songs, created art, and shared their stories with their children. And they have done it all from the middle of a major highway through the city.

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Minority opinion

Politics | Can Donald Trump gain enough black voters to make a difference in 2020?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/06/20, 05:19 pm

IN A 90-YEAR-OLD BUILDING in downtown Greensboro, the Woolworth’s lunch counter still looks just as it did when Clarence Henderson quietly defied a racist store policy and helped change the course of American history

The building now houses the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and the once-bustling diner sits preserved in its original spot. That’s where Henderson joined three other black college students on Feb. 2, 1960, to sit at the sprawling lunch counter designated for white customers only.

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