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This April 14, 2015 photo provided by Philip Greenberg shows Deborah Archer in New York. (Philip Greenberg via AP) 

Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president.

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An early look at the 17 states and two cities that have released racial breakdowns through Jan. 25 found that Black people in all places are getting inoculated at levels below their share of the general population - in some cases significantly below

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Frustrated with a financial system they feel is stacked against ordinary people day traders took action on the online message board Reddit

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Dominic Pezzola, a former Marine who was seen smashing a Capitol window with a stolen Capitol Police riot shield, and William Pepe have been indicted in Washington

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Millions of people have expressed support for putting Tubman's face on the bill, but many still aren’t familiar with the story of Tubman’s life

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White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

Biden said the U.S. government needs to change “its whole approach” on the issue of racial equity and that the nation is less prosperous and secure because of the scourge of systemic racism.

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Rev. Beaman arrived at Bethel AME in 1993 after serving at St. Paul AME Church in Hamilton, Bermuda.  

President Biden’s choice of the Black clergyman to wrap an inspirational bow around the event speaks to the incoming commander-in-chief’s connection to Black Americans

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Irene Marion, equity and inclusion manager for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), has been appointed by President Biden to serve as director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Transportation

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Benefits experts say insurers and policymakers are growing used to treating food as a form of medicine that can help patients reduce blood sugar or blood pressure levels and stay out of expensive hospitals

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives at the Pentagon, followed by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense.

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