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Fundraisers for one of men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery shut down

Fundraisers for William “Roddie” Bryan, one of three men convicted last week of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, were shut down in recent days, reports NBC BLK. A spokesperson for GoFundMe said Thursday that the crowdfunding platform had removed three fundraisers for Bryan this week before any funds were raised. “GoFundMe prohibits raising money for […]

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Georgia destroyed a Black neighborhood and now former residents want justice

Hattie Thomas Whitehead has fond memories of her childhood in Linnentown, a 22-acre neighborhood in North Georgia.  Born in 1948, Whitehead was among the fourth generation of families living in the all-Black neighborhood off Baxter and Church streets in Athens where a majority of the families owned homes, reports NBC News “We were happy children,” […]

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Steph Curry first NBA player to endorse college athlete under new rules

It looks like Connecticut women’s basketball player Azzi Fudd is entering her first year with a bang. According to The Athletic/Afro Tech, the freshman guard has signed a name, image and likeness endorsement (NIL) deal with Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. The historic partnership, announced Wednesday, lands Curry as the first NBA player to […]

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Sierra Nevada snowpack could be gone in 25 years

Reduced spring, summer melt-off Scientists and water managers say that at some point California’s snowpack could simply disappear. This would leave the state without the crucial spring and summer melt-off that fills rivers and streams, nourishes plants and animals, and provides a huge chunk of the water supply. It would also be devastating for the […]