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Rep. Pressley, 37 other House members call for Boebert to be stripped of committee assignments

House Rep Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with 37 other House members have called for Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) to be removed from her committee assignments after her allegedly Islamophobic remarks. Last week, videos surfaced of Boebert addressing a crowd in which she joked about Rep Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) religion of Islam and connected it to[Read More…]

Gov. Bill Lee grants clemency to seventeen people, introduces new review for school zone drug offenses

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has granted clemency to 17 people and introduced a new process for drug-free school zones. On Wednesday, Lee announced he had granted “executive clemency decisions for 17 offenders who have demonstrated a successful path to rehabilitation”. The decisions were made alongside the state’s Board of Parole, whose recommendations are non-binding. Out[Read More…]

Environmental Protection Agency tours southern communities deemed at risk due to industrial pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency took a five-day tour through several states in the south, where the agency alleges many communities face unsafe cancer risks as a result of industrial pollutants.  EPA Administrator Michael Regan, who has headed the EPA since March, led the trip in November. During the trip, he saw affected communities from Mississippi[Read More…]

State Board of Ethics approves new director for state housing agency, despite some conflict concerns

Michigan’s State Board of Ethics voted to allow the top candidate for the State Housing Agency Director to move forward in the hiring process despite her husband’s many business dealings with the agency. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority chose Amy Hovey as its top candidate for its executive director in October. However, her husband’s[Read More…]

New Jersey leaders need to study reparations over slavery, faith leaders and advocates say

The New Jersey Faith Allies for a Reparations Task Force is pushing its leaders to study the state’s history of slavery and look into issuing reparations. On Thursday, the group organized a demonstration in Trenton outside of a courthouse, where dozens gathered to push politicians to make a move. The legislature is controlled by Democrats[Read More…]

Detroit superintendent says their school district is ‘deeply using critical race theory’

Earlier this month, the Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent said that the schools in his district are “deeply using critical race theory” in their curriculum. He claimed that students must learn about the history of injustice in the United States “to better understand who they are.” Nikolai Vitti, the superintendent, made the comments during[Read More…]

CIA files reportedly show staffers committed sex crimes involving children and were not prosecuted

For the last 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency secretly collected evidence that at least ten of its contractors and employees may have been involved in sex crimes with children. While most cases were directed to U.S. attorneys for prosecution, just one person was ever charged criminally. The rest of the cases were sent by prosecutors[Read More…]

Donald Trump calls Chris Cuomo’s suspension from CNN ‘great news’

CNN indefinitely suspended host Chris Cuomo this week once it was alleged he was more heavily involved than previously thought in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after he was accused of sexual harassment. Former President Donald Trump celebrated the suspension as he was frequently criticized by Cuomo. Taking to his “From[Read More…]

Black Lives Matter calls for month-long boycott of ‘white companies’

On Black Friday, the Black Lives Matter organization announced another year, its seventh so far, of boycotting “white companies” during the holiday season. The Black Lives Matter Global Network shared a post to Instagram calling all to support “Black Xmas” and “Black-led-Black-serving organizations.” The official blackxmas.org site reads: “We’re deaming of a #BlackXmas. That means[Read More…]

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