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Darren E. Bryant Makes History As Youngest Black Mayor In Illinois

HBCU grad Darren E. Bryant takes office after an election victory against Mayor Tyrone Ward in April, becoming the youngest Black mayor in Illinois history. After receiving 52% of the votes, the 29-year-old will take the seat as the Mayor of the Village of Robbins in Illinois. “I would like to thank God for this…

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Florida’s Crist becomes first prominent Democrat to challenge DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who wound up leaving the Republican Party amid the tea party backlash aimed at Barack Obama, became the first prominent Democrat in the state to announce a bid to knock off incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis. But Crist’s Tuesday announcement — replete with a gospel choir and flags…

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DeSantis Declares COVID ‘State Of Emergency’ Over, Overrides Local Restrictions

CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR MASK DESPITE THE GOVENOR’S NONSENSE……..Declaring Florida’s COVID-19 emergency over, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an executive order invalidating all remaining local emergency COVID orders and signed a bill into law that bars businesses, schools and government entities across Florida from asking anyone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. “I think…

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Derek Chauvin asks For New Trial After Conviction

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, (centre), was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter last month in the killing of George Floyd A lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the United States has requested a new trial, two weeks after Chauvin was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and…

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Biden Seeks $80 Billion To Beef Up I.R.S. Audits Of High-Earner

President Biden wants to pay for the plan by increasing the capital gains tax and the top marginal income tax rate. WASHINGTON — President Biden, in an effort to pay for his ambitious economic agenda, is expected to propose giving the Internal Revenue Service an extra $80 billion and more authority over the next 10…

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Harris says she had key role in Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal decision

Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed Sunday that she was the last person in the room before President Joe Biden made the decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Harris was asked about being the last person in the room regarding major…

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Justice Department to launch investigation into Louisville PD’s policing practices

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a “pattern or practice” investigation Monday into the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Department, which has faced intense scrutiny and criticism in the 13 months since officers killed Breonna Taylor in her own apartment as they served a “no-knock” warrant. “Today, the Justice Department is opening a civil investigation into the Louisville-Jefferson County…

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Six States To Gain House Seats as Population Growth Slows

Six states will see their congressional delegations grow in the next Congress while seven states will each lose a seat, according to the first results from the U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial survey of America’s population. Texas is set to add two U.S. House seats to its delegation after a decade in which the state added…

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Biden and Obamas to star in COVID vaccination TV special

President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will appear in an hour-long NBC special on Sunday aimed at promoting Covid-19 vaccinations as they hope to convince hesitant Americans to get shots. The special comes as the Biden administration races to get shots in arms and combat vaccine hesitancy, particularly after it was recommended that the US pause…

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