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2020 Uprisings, Unprecedented In Scope, Join A Long River Of Struggle In America

Protesters filled the newly named Black Lives Plaza, near the White House, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan The river was the metaphor that best captured “the long, continuous movement” of the black freedom struggle for theologian, historian and civil rights activist Vincent Harding. Harding, who had served as a speechwriter ...

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George Floyd And Ahmaud Arbery Deaths: Racism Causes Life-Threatening Conditions For Black Men Every Day

A portrait of George Floyd hangs on a street light pole as police officers stand guard at the Third Police Precinct during a face off with a group of protesters on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Shervin Assari, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science High-profile police shootings and deaths of black men in custody – ...

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Civil Unrest Rages In US Over Racially Charged Killing By Police

Peaceful rallies gave way to a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in Minneapolis on Thursday as protesters vented their rage over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck. The latest spasm of unrest in Minnesota’s largest city went largely unchecked, despite Governor Tim Walz ...

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Many Refugees Living In Nairobi Struggle To Survive Because Of COVID-19

A woman walks past a police armed vehicle in Eastleigh – Nairobi’s “little Mogadishu” Photo by Billy Mutai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Naohiko Omata, University of Oxford The economic impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world. This also applies to refugees. For about eight years a team of researchers in the Refugee Economies Programme at the Oxford Refugee ...

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COVID-19: China Fires Official Over New Cases In Wuhan

An official has been sacked in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province after the city recently reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases, local authorities said Monday. Zhang Yuxin was removed from his posts for poor management over the closing-off and control of the Sanmin residential community, which is under the jurisdiction of Changqing Street, where Zhang served as secretary ...

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Tanzanian President Queries Imported Coronavirus Kits As Goat, Pawpaw Test Positive

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the coronavirus away, said the kits ...

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BREAKING: US Records 2,494 New Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours

The United States recorded 2,494 more coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported Saturday night by Johns Hopkins University. The country now has an overall death toll of 53,511, with 936,293 confirmed infections, according to a tally by the Baltimore-based university at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday). The United States is by far the hardest-hit country ...

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Kim Jong Un ‘In Grave Danger’ Following Heart Surgery

The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is in grave danger after apparent heart surgery. The South Korean Government, however, has denied he is seriously ill. He had been seen, however, four days before that at a government meeting. Donald Trump’s administration officials are looking into who would be in the line of succession if ...

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Collapses In Australia

Virgin Australia has gone into voluntary administration after the country’s Government again ruled out saving the airline, putting 16,000 jobs at risk. Having been forced to cancel almost all its flights during the coronavirus outbreak, the airline suspended trading in its shares on the Australian stock exchange last week. Australia’s Federal Government reportedly rejected Virgin’s repeated requests for an emergency bailout ...

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