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The Justice Department Sues Texas For Violating The Voting Rights Act

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Tuesday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas for violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by illegally gerrymandering the state's political districts. This is the second lawsuit filed by the DOJ in the last two months against Texas, alleging racial discrimination in new voting laws and policies. The new lawsuit...

Josephine Baker Becomes The First Black Woman Inducted Into French Panthéon

Famed American-born entertainer Josephine Baker is being inducted into the French Panthéon, the nation’s highest honor. The Panthéon, built in 18th century Paris, serves as a public memorial for the country’s most revered figures. As NPR reports, only about 80 people have been given this honor in history, and “Baker is the first performing artist, first...

5 Times Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Been The Target Of Right-Wing Hate

Once again, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has been the subject of bigoted right-wing attacks. This time, the hate comes from fellow congresswomen Lauren Boebert, who posted a video of herself telling supporters in Colorado a story — one that Omar says is made up — of the two representatives sharing an elevator. In the video, Boebert refers to Omar as a member of the...