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For decades, people living near 'cancer alley' have breathed in some of the country's most toxic air. covid-19 has only worsened the existing public health crisis.

‘Cancer Alley’ has some of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the country

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

As predominately Black communities in the polluted areas along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Baton Rouge face heightened risks from COVID-19, the EPA has suspended enforcement of the environmental rules designed to protect them. By Sophie Kasakove, VICE — For Mary Hampton, social distancing is the easy part. Her biggest vulnerability during the coronavirus pandemic is beyond her control: the massive petrochemical plant just outside her home in Reserve,…

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Actor Danny Glover speaks at a Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign rally at Callaway High School in Jackson, Miss. Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Danny Glover makes pitch for Bernie Sanders in Mississippi

By News & Current Affairs

By Luke Ramseth and Justin Vicory — Actor and director Danny Glover visited churches and pumped up attendees of a get-out-the-vote event in Jackson on Sunday as he rallied support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. “This is about a transformation,” Glover told about 30 volunteers gathered at Callaway High School in North Jackson on Sunday, discussing Sanders’ Medicare-for-all proposal, his Thurgood Marshall education plan and his pitch to eliminate college student debt. “We’re in a fight,…

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Antonia Eliason

Democrat candidate in Mississippi calls for reparations

By Reparations

Antonia Eliason continues to make waves in her bid for the First Congressional District seat in Mississippi. By Frank Corder — The self-described Democratic Socialist candidate has already voiced support for Medicaid expansion, the Green New Deal, marijuana legalization, and the “Squad.” Now Eliason is pushing for reparations. In a tweet on Tuesday, Eliason wrote, “Reparations for slavery are long overdue. One of the gravest betrayals in American history is the unfulfilled…

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