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1. Congressman Clyburn to Republicans on Extension of Extra Unemployment: “Quit Jerking People Around

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Discussions continued over the weekend between Democrats and Republicans over the latest coronavirus relief bill.

2. Oklahoma Politician Threatens Action Against OKC Thunder For Kneeling

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Despite a threat made by an Oklahoma politician, the entire Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team took a knee Saturday during the playing of the national anthem.

3. Coronavirus Update: Data Shows Blacks Willing to Risk Covid-19 Infection to Vote in Person

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Despite fears of contracting the coronavirus, Black voters plan to vote in person on Election Day.

4. Black Girl Detained For Failing to Do Online Homework Released After 78 Days

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After widespread outcry and protests, a 15-year-old African American girl who was denied release from a Detroit juvenile facility for not completing online schoolwork has been granted release by the Michigan Court of Appeals. 

5. Out With The Old, In With The New Up-Skilled U.S. Job Market

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Companies have either half way or fully committed to going remote in an attempt to keep business alive in the belly of Covid-19.

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