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More than $170,000 raised in 24 hours for mother and three kids facing eviction

More than $170,000 raised in 24 hours for mother and three kids facing eviction

On Monday, Dasha Kelly was facing eviction and didn’t know how she was going to pay her back rent. A day later, thanks to strangers, more than $170,000 has been raised so far for her and her three daughters. On Tuesday, Kelly sat on her couch, one of the last pieces of furniture left in…MORE

Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin
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Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin

Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights filed motions Tuesday to separate their federal cases from that of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in April on state murder charges in Floyd’s death. Former officer Tou Thao’s attorneys, Robert Paule and Natalie Paule, cited a number of reasons for the request,…MORE

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Pvt. Felix Hall was barely an adult when he was found hanging from a tree on a segregated army base in Georgia in 1941. His killers were never prosecuted but 80 years later, the US Army has unveiled a memorial to honor the Black soldier who is the only known victim of a lynching on…MORE

Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says
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Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says

Almost 72,000 children and teens caught Covid-19 last week — a “substantial” increase from a week earlier, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday. The group counted 71,726 new cases from July 22 – 29. That is a “substantial” increase from the nearly 39,000 cases reported a week before, and five times as many kids…MORE

Titanic museum iceberg wall collapses, injuring 3 visitors

Titanic museum iceberg wall collapses, injuring 3 visitors

A wall of ice collapsed Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction, injuring three visitors to the popular tourist spot in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. The Pigeon Forge Fire Department arrived at the museum at 8:11 p.m. after getting a 911 call reporting a traumatic incident, Chief Tony L. Watson told CNN. Firefighters helped first responders triage…MORE

HBCUs are canceling students’ debt, highlighting how integral they are to Black Americans’ lives
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HBCUs are canceling students’ debt, highlighting how integral they are to Black Americans’ lives

Covid-19 ruined Brécha Byrd’s inaugural season as a basketball player at Saint Augustine’s University, a historically Black school in North Carolina. The 19-year-old had been excited to play since her high school season months earlier was cut short in 2020. She lost her chance to play when the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) canceled the…MORE

Florida’s Broward County school district reverses its mask mandate after funding threat from the governor
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Florida’s Broward County school district reverses its mask mandate after funding threat from the governor

Florida’s second-largest school district said it will withdraw its mask mandate after the governor threatened to withhold funding from districts that require face coverings. South Florida’s Broward County Public Schools had announced last week that the district would require everyone in their buildings to wear masks to guard against Covid-19. That came after the US…MORE

Gunman shot 3 workers at SmileDirectClub in Antioch, Tennessee, before officers killed him, police say

Gunman shot 3 workers at SmileDirectClub in Antioch, Tennessee, before officers killed him, police say

An employee of a SmileDirectClub manufacturing facility in Tennessee opened fire there Tuesday morning, injuring three co-workers before police officers shot and killed him, authorities said. The gunman, believed to be a day-shift employee, shot three people at the facility in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch just before 6 a.m. during a change of shifts,…MORE

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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is suing Disney for cheating her out of “Black Widow” profits. Scarlett had some box office bonuses written into her contract, based on how the movie performed.  And she says she was guaranteed the movie would get a wide theatrical release. Instead, they put it out when they knew the theatrical market was…

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021

To all you people who are throwing shade at SIMONE BILES . . . first of all, WHY???  But secondly, maybe you spoke too soon. Because maybe Simone is still struggling with the trauma of SEXUAL ABUSE. A trainer and former gymnast named Andrea Orris Tweeted out a defense of Simone, saying, “That girl has…