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The city council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance Monday requiring all public restrooms in the 120,000-resident college community — including those located inside businesses — to offer pads and tampons for free, as well as toilet paper and soap. Violations of the ordinance, which will go into effect January 1, 2022, will result in […]

JTA — On his path to the article that would get many Americans to consider reparations for Black people for the first time, Ta-Nehisi Coates paused to dwell on the role of Jews in Chicago’s housing inequality. Coates had just read “Family Properties,” a book by Beryl Satter about how government policy served to impoverish […]

The law, which passed Philadelphia’s city council last month by a 14-2 vote and has the support of the city’s police department, designates seven low-level violations for which traffic stops are prohibited, including bumper issues, minor obstructions, broken lights and a license plate that is not visible or clearly displayed. “This legislation establishes Philadelphia as […]

Eric Leroy Adams, a former New York City police captain whose attention-grabbing persona and keen focus on racial justice fueled a decades-long career in public life, was elected on Tuesday as the 110th mayor of New York and the

Philadelphia has become the first major city in the United States to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations. The Driving Equality Bill will only allow police officers to pull over motorists for ‘primary violations’ and aims to resolve issues that have seen African American drivers get stopped at disproportionately higher rates. The […]

The Driving Equality Bill, passed 14-2 by the city council on October 14, categorizes certain motor vehicle code violations as “primary violations,” which allow officers to pull people over in the name of public safety, and “secondary violations” that don’t meet the criteria for a lawful traffic stop, according to the office of Councilmember Isaiah […]

Local   Published at 7:42 pm, October 29, 2021  | Updated at 8:02 pm, October 29, 2021 Courtesy photo UPDATE The following is an update from Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police is investigating a crash that occurred at 2:39 p.m., eastbound on US 26 at mile marker 363, west of Swan Valley, in Bonneville County. A […]

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Mr. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from […]

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Mr. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from […]

For the first time in Franklin city history, a statue now stands on the historic square honoring the Black enslaved . . .


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