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Derek Chauvin Invoked Fifth Amendment During Trial For Killing Of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, invoked the Fifth amendment on Thursday and will not testify. Whether or not the 45-year-old would take the stand has been a major point of speculation before and during the trial. “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin said during a conversation with...

Black Millennials Are Helping To Raise Black Homeownership Rates

Historically, Black households have acquired significantly lower amounts of wealth compared to other demographics, a trend that has persisted for centuries, but Black millennials are taking the lead to increase homeownership in hopes of decreasing economic gaps. According to a Feb. 2020 report from the Urban Institute, disparities between Black and white homeownership rates in the...