Even with a conservative 6-3 majority, the US Supreme Court has its limits. With two rulings on Thursday, the court added a note of moderation to what has been a right turn since the arrival of three people named by Donald Trump. The court rejected the latest Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and …

Naomi Williams and D’Emanuel Grosse Sr taste the sweet potato pie at a Juneteenth celebration in Richmond, California on June 19, 2004. | David Paul Morris/Getty Images Happy Saturday and, more importantly, Happy Juneteenth, y’all! For 156 years, June 19th has been celebrated by millions of Black folks in the U.S. to mark the real …

A state judge dismissed a conviction for murdering a black man this week, after Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams agreed with defense attorneys who said there had a 1 in 1000 chance that prosecutors would accidentally knock 12 black people off their client’s jury roll. The concession ended a hearing before Judge Rhonda Goode-Douglas …

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” — – Aung San Suu Kyi On June 19, the erstwhile leader of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will celebrate her 76th birthday in her home where she has been put under house arrest since the February 1 military …

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new program launched on Juneteenth takes a different approach to helping one of Minnesota’s biggest problems – the racial disparity gap. It is also helping young people to embark on financial success. Tiarra Gordon, one of Starbucks’ newer baristas, is enjoying her first job and the paychecks that come with it… …

Bayard Rustin fought two historic battles: the civil rights of black Americans and the gay liberation movement. Rustin worked to end racial segregation using pacifist agitation and was the chief architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He has led nonviolent protests against restaurants, cinemas, barber shops, amusement parks and more. In 1953 he was …

An attorney for the American-Statesman, arguing in a state appeals court, insisted the newspaper has the right to see the disciplinary records of University of Texas students accused of sex offenses . The Statesman requested the information two years ago as part of a larger USA Today Network investigation into sexual offenses by college athletes, …

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday that will cap interest rates on payday loans at 36% within the state. But this new law, which will come into force on January 1, 2022, goes beyond the simple cap on the maximum authorized interest. It will also force the licensed sector to offer installment …

Each person strives to meet their needs as much as possible and to surround themselves with all the good practical things. This applies to both repairs and purchases. But not everyone can afford to upgrade their wardrobe or buy a new phone for cash. This is what installment loans are invented for. They are designed …

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Two common types of debt are installment loans and revolving credit. Both can be used for a variety of purposes, from personal expenses to debt refinancing and more. Borrowers complete a credit application and go through a formal credit check to be considered for either, and …