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1. U.S. Rep. Bush’s Bill Presses for Non-Police Responders in Mental Health Cases

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Before she made history as the first Black woman to represent the state of Missouri in the U.S. Congress, Cori Bush was a nurse specializing in mental health.

2. Department of Justice Sues Georgia Over New Voting Law

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As efforts to introduce a federal voting rights law stall on Capitol Hill, officials at the Justice Department announced it is suing the state of Georgia over its new restrictive voting law.

3. Coronavirus Update: Black Farmers’ Pandemic Aid Blocked Amid Discrimination Lawsuits

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Two federal judges have blocked the release of debt-relief payments to Black, Brown and other farmers of color

4. Olympic Athlete Gwen Berry Hammers Competition and Conservative Critics

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Track and field athlete Gwen Berry is neither a stranger to competition nor standing up for herself.

5. Markets Raise A Glass To OG Wine As Black Investors Take Note

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Propped up by a lively secondary market, the current valuation for wine stands at $300 billion globally, making it a very investable asset class.

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