Sunday, September 27, 2020

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LGBTQ AMERICANS JUST WON A MASSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS VICTORY AT THE SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday issued its most sweeping decision ever to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, finding that a federal ban on sex discrimination in workplaces also protects employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite same-sex couples winning the right to marry in...

HER NAME IS BREONNA TAYLOR

Taylor was an emergency medical technician — one of what Americans have rightfully come to know as “essential workers” during the coronavirus pandemic. Taylor was likely a hero to many Americans before they ever knew that she was dead. Working two jobs as a first responder, she made her life’s...

D.C. MAYOR RENAMES STREET OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA

At just before 11 p.m. Thursday, a crowd of protesters arrived at the Lincoln Memorial, where they were met by a cluster of U.S. Park Police officers, who stood on the steps behind a metal barricade. “No one deserves to be killed because of the color of their skin!” someone...

FERGUSON ELECTS ELLA JONES AS FIRST BLACK MAYOR

Ferguson, Missouri, the city that made national headlines after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager – touching off massive protests – just elected Ella Jones to be its first black mayor. The St. Louis suburb was the site of massive protests following the 2014 shooting. Now...

WHICH CALIFORNIA COUNTIES ARE REOPENING DURING PHASE 2?

California is currently in the second phase of Gov. Gavin Newsom's four-phase plan to gradually reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no official date for when the third and fourth phases will begin, but some counties are charting their own path to reopening independent of the state's...

‘OUR NUMBERS ARE NOT THERE’: NORTHERN VA. LEADERS PRAISE DELAY OF PHASE I

Six elected leaders from Northern Virginia on Wednesday said that Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order excepting them from the opening of the first phase of relaxed restrictions was the right move for the region. The rest of the commonwealth will start Phase I of the relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions on...

WASHINGTON, DC, STRUGGLES TO STAMP OUT COVID-19

District of Columbia residents learned Wednesday they will be staying home for at least another three weeks, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the coronavirus in the nation's capital and raising questions about congressional activity on Capitol Hill. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced at a press conference that the...

CORONAVIRUS IN MARYLAND: WHAT’S ALLOWED TO REOPEN, WHAT’S CLOSED IN MARYLAND?

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday announced the state will move into phase one of its coronavirus recovery plan, allowing some businesses to reopen. The state’s stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday and replaced by safer-at-home guidance encouraging people to remain home as much as...

HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT

Friend, today I am proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. I've known Joe for many years and across a number of settings: making hard decisions about war and peace in the Situation Room as Vice President under President Obama, building coalitions and getting...

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS AMEND AB5 GIG ECONOMY LAW TO PROTECT MUSIC PROFESSIONALS

California legislators on Friday (April 17) announced changes to the language of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), intending to ensure fair treatment for gig economy workers in the music industry without inhibiting their ability to create and collaborate. Spearheaded by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the landmark legislation went into effect at the...