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For more than 100 years, a 7-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson has towered over members of the New York City Council in their chamber at City Hall, a testament to his role as one of the nation’s founding fathers and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. But for the last two decades, some […]

 Louisville Metro is in favor of a federal study into the historical and lingering impacts of slavery in the United States and reparations for Black descendants of slavery.  Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution Thursday affirming that position and throwing the city’s support behind Congressional legislation. 

Chicago aldermen were told Wednesday they have until Dec. 1 to approve a ward map that divides the city’s 2.7 million residents into 50 wards, each with a population of 54,923. Delivering that message was attorney Mike Kasper, who served for decades as the election law expert for deposed Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. He’s […]

Tori Cooper said the first time she used her voice as an advocate was about 20 years ago, when she worked on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program called Sister to Sister. She and another transgender advocate adapted the HIV risk-reduction program meet the unique needs of trans women. “That was the beginning […]

Tori Cooper said the first time she used her voice as an advocate was about 20 years ago, when she worked on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program called Sister to Sister. She and another transgender advocate adapted the HIV risk-reduction program meet the unique needs of trans women. “That was the beginning […]

Good morning and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Aug. 6. I’m Ben Brazil, bringing you the latest roundup of Orange County news and events. It’s been two months since controversial former Councilman Tito Ortiz stepped down from the Huntington Beach dais, and Surf City politics still has not recovered. A group of Huntington […]

The premier of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa has set up a reconciliation council comprising prominent members from the society to address the racial tensions between the Indian community of Phoenix and their black neighbours in three surrounding areas. Premier Sihle Zikalala joined National Police Minister Bheki Cele in briefing the media on Tuesday morning […]


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