Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

Racial Justice Group Calls on Congress to Address Racism in COVID Relief

A sobering new report finds Black people are being disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus because of structural institutions which existed before the pandemic hit. A report by Howard University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Center, Harvard Law scholars and Law 4 Black Lives DC details the disparities in health, policing, economics, mass incarceration and domestic violence. “We are losing our…

Mistake Allowed Confederate Flag to Fly on County Property for Years

A Confederate flag remained above a public park and playground in Culpeper, Virginia, for five years despite a resolution formally approved by the county government in 2015 to keep the flag off public space. An investigation by the News4 I-Team found the county failed to follow through on legislation approved to quell heated controversy over the flag at Culpeper’s Lenn Park.     …