The issue is key in a Sundown Town, where Blacks couldn’t live

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The U.S. Supreme Court is taking on the issue of homelessness, which affects large numbers of Black people nationwide because, as a group, we comprise the nation’s largest homeless population.  On Monday, the court argued whether local officials could ban homeless men and women from sleeping in the city’s public parks by charging them a…

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Willis can pursue Trump, but Nathan Wade, the Special Prosecutor, is forced to step down. 

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Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani T. Willis can continue to prosecute former President Donald Trump for conspiring to overturn the 2020 election in which voters elected Joe Biden president, but Willis must dismiss Nathan Wade who went before the grand jury to indict 18 of Trump’s followers. Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis’s relationship with special prosecutor Nathan…

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America’s top Black think tank has a new leader

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America’s top Black think tank has selected Dedrick Asante-Muhammad as president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, succeeding Spencer Overton, who served as president for 10 years before stepping down on June 14, 2023.  Jessica Fulton, vice president of policy, was named interim president on June 14. She will remain in this…

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Nazis march in Nashville, where the KKK was founded

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Nazis marched down the sidewalks in Nashville, Tennessee, in the same state where the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865 by Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general.  In the popular film, “Forrest Gump,†actor Tom Hanks played Forrest Gump, a distant relative of Nathan Bedford Forrest. His mother, played by actress Sally Field, gave…

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