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Destroying Digital Ballot Images Is A Common Practice in County Election Offices: Lawmakers and Voters File Lawsuit to End It

Digital ballot images are automatically created by digital voting equipment for all ballots, whether submitted by vote-by-mail, during early voting, on election day or provisionally. The lawsuit asks digital ballot images be preserved for 22 months as required by federal and state law and be treated as public records available for inspection and production under such laws. […]

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African Americans die more frequently from Covid-19. But MIT researchers say poverty is not why

     “Why, for instance, are African Americans more likely to die from the virus than other races? Our study controls for patients’ income, weight, diabetic status, and whether or not they’re smokers,” wrote Knittel in the study. “We must examine other possibilities, such as systemic racism that impacts African Americans’ quality of insurance, hospitals, and healthcare, or other underlying health conditions that are not in the model, and then urge policymakers to look at other ways to solve the problem.” […]

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Who Is Mr. Jimmy Bernard Witherspoon

         Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jimmy’s story is the definition of ‘Home Grown’. However, it didn’t start out on a bed of roses.  You would never know that The Lippman Youth Shelter was a part of this confident, caring, energetic, people person who greets you with the warmest smile and charisma of today.  […]

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Fear of A Black Planet: White People Becoming Minorities in America Sooner Than Expected, New Census Data Confirms

      Amid all the tangible change happening in America along racial lines, there is one transformation that may not be as immediately visible to the naked eye — the ongoing “browning” of this nation’s citizens. While it has already been reported that white people were edging toward living in a country in which they would not be the majority, new data shows that may happen a lot sooner than expected. […]

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Black Women founders bring COVID-19 Screening Stations to Schools, Offices, Prisons and more

Two entrepreneurs – Lynda M. Dorman, CEO and Carolyn E. Howell, President of Orange Wall Enterprises – have made history as the first Black women to sign a distribution and licensing deal for autonomous screening stations that recognize the initial symptoms of COVID-19. These stations, produced stations, produced by Promobot, a Robotics and AI Technology company, are being installed in high traffic areas such as office buildings, prisons, schools, college campuses, healthcare facilities, places of worship, transportation stations, movie theaters, museums, or anywhere people gather. […]