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In a democracy, voters choose their political leaders. In a democracy that permits gerrymandering elected leaders choose their voters.

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The Federal Reserve signaled that it plans to begin raising its benchmark interest rate as soon as March

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 A mechanical engineer explains the science after 2 years of testing masks in his lab

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Democrats braced for disaster when state legislatures began redrawing congressional maps, fearing that Republican dominance of statehouses would tilt power away from them for the next decade.

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Recently, a new nine-foot statue of Harriet Tubman was unveiled by the City of Philadelphia in front of City Hall

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Illinois, Oregon, and North Dakota saw graduation rates drop 2 points

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In an online 'Tele Town Hall' on Monday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. PT, co-leaders of the Transformative Justice Coalition Barbara Arnwine Esq and Daryl Jones Esq, will host a line up of powerful guests looking at how to protect voting rights and ensure fair elections

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell  was accused of racism for saying that “African American” voters cast ballots at similar rates to “Americans” seen as implying that Black voters are somehow not American. Voting rights advocates say Republicans in state legislatures across the country are explicitly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters

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In the trial of the three Minneapolis police officers who were assisting while George Floyd died under the knee of Derek Chauvin, prosecutors must prove that the officers knew what they were doing was wrong, but did it anyway.

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As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic

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