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Former officer’s trial in George Floyd’s death gets underway

March 29, 2021

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI (Associated Press) The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd went on trial Monday, with prosecutors promptly showing the jury the video of Derek Chauvinpressing his knee on the Black man’s neck for several minutes […]

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North Carolina to Open COVID Vaccines to All Adults April 7

March 28, 2021

BY BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All North Carolinians who are at least 16 years old will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine April 7, state health officials and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday. Meanwhile, essential workers […]

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#SheLeads – Women Making History as Heads of State

March 25, 2021

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Staff Writer Women are making history as heads of state. The first woman to be democratically elected as prime minister of a country was Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), when she led her party […]

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Are you a victim of Smishing?

March 25, 2021

By Terrell Headen, Special to The Carolinian Have you received a text from a company you do business with, such as your bank, UPS, a mobile provider, or a tech service like Netflix or PayPal claiming your account has expired […]

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Colorado Shooting Victims Included Store Workers, Officer

March 23, 2021

BY Jennifer Peltz, Corey Williams and Heather Hollingsworth (AP) Three were gunned down while putting in a day’s work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try to rescue them and others from the […]

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China, Russia Officials Meet In Show Of Unity Against EU, US

March 23, 2021

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries’ close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new Western sanctions against them over human rights.  Wang Yi and Sergei Lavrov rejected outside sniping at […]

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Civil Rights Trail From NC to MS

March 21, 2021

From the port where enslaved Africans entered America to the home where Medgar Evers was murdered, a new guidebook helps readers explore for themselves the history, the landmarks and the watershed moments of the Black American struggle for equality and […]

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BIPOC is Minimizing Blackness

March 18, 2021

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Staff Writer Black people in America have been called by many names – African American, Negro, colored and the unspeakable word that rhymes with bigger. In the last year, as protests against police brutality and racism […]

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Minorities underrepresented in service academy nominations

March 17, 2021

By Pat Eaton-Robb (AP) Minority students are significantly underrepresented when it comes to getting nominations from members of Congress to attend the nation’s military service academies, according to an analysis released Wednesday.  The study by the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center […]

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Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice Act

March 17, 2021

By Kat Stafford (AP) — The Movement for Black Lives is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, arguing the bill doubles down on reform strategies that have historically failed to center marginalized communities and address police violence nationwide, […]

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