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The Cost of Racism in the US? $16 Trillion, According to New Study

The vast majority of losses come from loans that could've been provided to Black business owners.

Charlotte Breonna Taylor Protest
PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protests Erupt After Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges for Breonna Taylor’s Death

Anger and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police for Breonna Taylor's death poured into protests in US streets Wednesday.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

Justice Ginsburg's passing on Friday has women activists thinking about how to best continue her legacy.
Not Giving Up: Three Women Activists Share How the Fight Continues After RBG (Part I)

Women activists across the country working to prevent gun violence, sexual assault, and more share how they want Americans to keep Justice Ginsburg's legacy alive.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

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Black Lives Matter Is Inspiring Young People to Register to Vote. Could They Swing the Election?

Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.