Race Issues
Associated Press

N.Y. Planned Parenthood ditches founder’s name

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/21/20, 03:01 pm

Margaret Sanger, who established the organization that became the country’s largest abortion business, promoted eugenics and held racist views. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York on Tuesday decided to remove her name from its Manhattan facility. The organization may also consider removing her name from a street sign near its offices, The New York Times reported.

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Portland pushes back against federal presence

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/20/20, 01:23 pm

Rioters tore down a fence protecting the U.S. courthouse and set a fire in the building’s entryway early Monday, Portland, Ore., police said. Federal guards extinguished the blaze and scattered the crowd using tear gas. Protests in the city over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have persisted every night for nearly two months.

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Associated Press/Photo by Lawrence Jackson (file)

Congressman John Lewis dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/18/20, 11:12 am

In 1965, police knocked the then-25-year-old civil rights leader to the ground and fractured his skull as he led hundreds of protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Nationally televised images of the incident, which became known as “Bloody Sunday,” helped spur opposition to racial segregation. John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, later turned to politics and went on to serve 33 years in Congress.

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