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Derek Chauvin conviction gives hope for Daunte Wright police killing

As Black America breathes a sigh of relief in the wake of the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd killing, there’s hope for similar justice in the police killing case of Daunte Wright.

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Murphy unveils gun reform package for NJ

Homicides in New Jersey went up 23% in 2020. A series of gun reforms proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy aims to cut down on the violence by putting millions in funding toward community programs and even banning certain firearms.

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Issues with COVID vaccine causing more hesitation

More than half of U.S. adults have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the vaccines is paused due to complications from a few who have received it.

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Feb. 14 designated as Frederick Douglass Day in NJ

Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was signed into law on Monday. The resolution declares Feb. 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in New Jersey.

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Mass shootings: America’s other pandemic

America’s latest mass shooting took place in New York on Long Island at a supermarket where a man shot three people leaving one dead and the other two injured

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Justice for Daunte: Another unarmed Black man killed by police

“I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Daunte Wright’s father, Aubrey, said on morning television two days after the 20-year-old, unarmed Black young man was gunned down by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Sunday.

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Policing and the Black vote

With the Derek Chauvin police trial going on, another shooting of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota and video of a Black Army lieutenant being brutalized by police in Virginia, policing is a front-and-center issue in Black America.

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Republicans block Black vote in Georgia

It’s now illegal to give water or food to people in line waiting to vote in Georgia.

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Black lawmakers warding off potential voter intimidation, suppression tactics

The use of “poll watchers” and law enforcement officers stationed at polling sites intimidating Black voters is becoming a major concern in the Garden State.

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NYC marks one-year since first COVID death, looks toward future

Sunday, March 14 marks one year since New York City’ first COVID-19. Since then, more than 30,000 people have died from the virus and there have been over 385,000 confirmed cases in the city.

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