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Charles McMillan, a witness to George Floyd’s murder (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) 

"Public tragedies have contributed to the increasing political polarization and the sectarian tone of political rhetoric today. One question I sought to answer in my book is why?"


(AP Photo/Andre Penner) 

An invasive pest that has been killing Florida's orange trees since 2005 also is spreading in Brazil, the world's largest orange juice exporter. Extreme weather is another factor. 


(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) 

The Justice Department says Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force.The police department has yet to respond to the report.



The latest Quarterly Uniform Crime Report reveals significant drops in all major crime categories from January to March 2024 compared to the same period in 2023.


Children referred to child protective services are more likely to be victims of violence. ER Productions Limited/DigitalVision via Getty Images 

Black youth show up in emergency rooms with gunshot wounds or other violent injuries at an alarming and disproportionate rate in the United States.


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The nine-member court upheld a previous ruling by a district court judge in Tulsa, stating that the plaintiffs’ grievances, although legitimate, did not fall within the purview of the state’s public nuisance statute.


Alexander Morris of the Four Tops (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) 

Alexander Morris filed a lawsuit Monday against Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren. He is claiming racial discrimination and other misconduct during a 2023 visit for chest pain and breathing problems. Morris says staff assumed he was mentally ill when he revealed his celebrity status. 


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Gene Johnson) 

There is no indication that patients have been denied emergency abortions in Washington, but Inslee said during a news conference in Seattle he wanted to remove any doubt that hospitals were required to provide those services if necessary. 


Patti LaBelle (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 

Biden signed a law in 2021 that made June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday. It commemorates the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. The concert comes as this year’s presidential election is intensifying, with Black voters sure to play an important role.


House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)  

Jeffries responded forcefully, condemning Donalds’ remarks as inaccurate and deeply offensive.


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