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2 Louisville Officers Shot Amid Breonna Taylor Protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black people at the hands of police. Interim Louisville Police…

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State Senator Randolph Bracy Endorses Daisy Morales for State House

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Since winning the Democratic nomination for Florida House District 48 in August, Supervisor Daisy Morales has been racking up endorsements from Florida’s most powerful Democratic leaders in a move that could clear the way for other state and federal lawmakers to rally behind her campaign. Morales’s campaign announced today the endorsement…

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John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

LONDON (AP) — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created. The “Star Wars” star wrote Tuesday on Twitter that the brand’s decision to “replace my campaign…

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Multi-Million Settlement Reached in Breonna Taylor Lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told…

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Academy Establishes Representation and Inclusion Standards for Oscars® Eligibility

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN) – Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences // Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off…

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Lawyer of Accused Kenosha Shooter Resigns from Defense Fund

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Attorney John Pierce is defending Kyle Rittenhouse against intentional homicide charges for shooting two people…

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Congresswoman Val Demings Cosponsors Inherent Contempt Bill

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) helped introduce new legislation to enable Congress to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against people who refuse to comply. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ted W. Lieu and cosponsored by Rep. Demings, is also cosponsored by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Jaime Raskin…

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