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In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Patrisse Cullors poses for a portrait to promote a film during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File) 

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of last year's $90 million funding with plans to help Black communities thrive and not just survive

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Merrick Garland, blocked from the Supreme Court by a Republican-controlled Congress when he was nominated by President Obama, has vowed that the Justice Department will remain independent of political pressure under his watch

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Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth. 

“COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, and if adequate steps are not taken, this number will continue to grow. As we have seen, COVID-19 does not discriminate, it does not respect borders, and it does not behave according to our timelines,” said Dr. James Hildreth.

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Across the USA Republicans are trying to increase penalties for protesters who block roads and give immunity to drivers who plow into crowds

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In a virtual address to the annual Munich Security Conference, Biden said now is a critical time for the world's democracies to “prove that our model isn’t a relic of our history"

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who has 173 co-sponsors for her bill, said the descendants of slaves continue to suffer from the legacy of that brutal system and the enduring racial inequality it spawned, pointing to COVID-19 as an example.

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In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Phylicia Rashad poses for a photo on the red carpet at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File) 

HBCUs have long been underfunded as a result of decades of structural racism and lack of equitable public funding

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In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', on Capitol Hill Washington. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) 

The lawsuit from Mississippi's Rep. Bennie Thompson is part of an expected wave of litigation over the Jan. 6 riot and is believed to be the first filed by a member of Congress.

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(AP Photo/Mead Gruver) 

The group formed after the police shooting of Robbie Ramirez, Albany County for Proper Policing, pushed for Aaron Appelhans' appointment

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Governor Kate Brown advised people to check on neighbours and stay at home as much as possible amid a severe winter storm that downed transmission lines and could leave people without power for days

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