Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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The number of people stopped from buying guns through the U.S. background check system hit an all-time high of more than 300,000 last year amid a surge of firearm sales, according to new records obtained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Juneteenth will be celebrated like never before this year across Miami-Dade, with several events scheduled to commemorate the oldest celebration of freedom in the country, which Congress voted on Wednesday to become the nation's 12 federal holiday.

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A group of recent Miami Jackson Senior High School graduates have managed to delay a shutdown of the 58-year-old Allapattah Branch Library, a facility that is also used by residents of Liberty City.

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Local elected leaders rode through town on their bicycles Sunday, June 13, with representatives from VAX305 and Break the Cycle to spread the word about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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To increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in underserved areas, the Iota Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will host a COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, June 19, in Florida City.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist brought his “voting rights” tour to Tallahassee, Fla., last week, meeting at the local headquarters of the NAACP amid federal court challenges to a contentious elections bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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Touting the measure as a way of allowing students to “reflect and be able to pray as they see fit,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will require public schools to hold moments of silence at the beginning of each day.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
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Early Tuesday morning, Miami-Dade Police responded to a Brownsville crime scene. They found two victims of a drive-by shooting and 88 bullet casings left for homicide detectives to clean up.

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A group of Miami Gardens residents celebrated a bittersweet win on Friday, after announcing they’ve officially gathered enough signatures on a petition to recall three city council members who voted to pave the way for Formula One racing at the Hard Rock Stadium.

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Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell is challenging Black U.S. Rep. Val Demings in the Democratic primary for a chance to unseat Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, while Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has announced her run for governor.

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Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It taught her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but also one “that oppresses some, ignores others.”

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You might think that prizewinning New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones would be a clear pick for a tenured position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The landmark voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 didn’t happen in just one day: Participants spent four nights camping along the roughly 55-mile route through Alabama, sleeping in tents and near farm buildings under the watch of guards to prevent white supremacist attacks.

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Last June, when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a plan to take down a 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, the move was met with widespread praise and relief from racial justice activists who had long seen it as a symbol of white supremacy.