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Sen. Portman heard from ‘dozens’ of black leaders. Here’s what they said.

BY: - June 9, 2020

Note: This story has been updated to include information provided by the senator’s office.  U.S. Sen. Rob Portman recently participated in a conference call with “dozens” of black leaders discussing how COVID-19 and racial injustice has impacted their communities. What those leaders discussed and who was involved in the call was not initially disclosed.  Portman’s […]

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Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

BY: - June 1, 2020

As Ahmaud Arbery fell to the ground, the sound of the gunshot that took his life echoed loudly throughout his Georgia neighborhood. I rewound the video of his killing. Each time I viewed it, I was drawn first to the young black jogger’s seemingly carefree stride, which was halted by two white men in a […]