Race Issues
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John Lewis lies in state at the Capitol

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/27/20, 06:51 pm

A horse-drawn carriage carried the former congressman’s body across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday in Selma, Ala., where he survived a beating by police as he led a historic civil rights march more than five decades ago. Then on Monday, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., became the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. A delegation including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., traveled with Lewis’ body from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to Capitol Hill on Monday for his official state memorial service.

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Planned Parenthood’s inescapable history

Abortion | The racism of its founder still taints the abortion giant despite token efforts
by Leah Hickman
Posted 7/27/20, 03:13 pm

When Abby Johnson began working for a Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, in the early 2000s, talk of the racist worldview of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, sometimes came up in conversations among employees. But, looking back, she said most of the comments were dismissive.

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Portland protests continue

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/27/20, 03:51 am

Authorities declared a riot in Portland, Ore., early on Sunday morning after protesters breached a fence surrounding the city’s federal courthouse building where deployed U.S. agents are holed up. Ahead of the declaration, thousands of demonstrators marched in the city chanting “Feds go home” and calling out the names of African Americans killed by police. On Friday night, at least six federal officers were injured after firing tear gas to clear out rowdy protesters.

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