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Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people

(CNN) — House lawmakers are considering legislation that would withhold federal funds from tribal nations who discriminate against Freedmen, the descendants of people they once enslaved. The House Committee on Financial Services held a subcommittee hearing on Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act...
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The Staten Island Advance

Then and Now: Farming the fields on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Agriculture played a significant and valuable part in Staten Island’s financial growth, from Native Americans who farmed the land, to the expansion of the Island farms by the Huguenots and the English. Many farms included fruit orchards of various types such as apples, pears, peaches, and figs. Manhattan was the principal market for the 18th and 19th-century farmers of Richmond County, according to Staten Island Advance archives.
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Texas Lawmakers Sound The Alarm: Senate Dems Lack Urgency On Voting Rights

WASHINGTON ― Texas Democrats who left the state to prevent Republicans from passing new voting restrictions continued a public campaign in Washington, D.C., this week to convince federal lawmakers to pass sweeping voting rights legislation. And they have a stark warning: National Democrats are fiddling while voters’ rights are in crisis.
Milpitas, CANBC Bay Area

Bay Area's Hmong Community Celebrates Suni Lee's Historic Gold Medal Win

There were plenty of cheers for Sunisa Lee or Suni for short as she vaulted, contorted and balanced her way through all her gymnastics routines on Thursday. The Hmong community in the United States is pretty small and tight knit, so even at Thursday’s watch party in Milpitas, there's a feeling of only a few degrees of separation.
Catawba, OHSandusky Register

Native American grinding rock comes to Catawba chapel

CATAWBA ISLAND — The Catawba Island Historical Society received a Native American artifact from an island resident. Longtime island resident Miriam Ruth Kaptain has made a unique gift to the Catawba Island Historical Society — a 3-ton grinding rock that spent the last 35 years in the yard of the home she and her husband, Albert, had built on East Terrace Circle in Catawba Cliffs.
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New lawyer demographics show modest growth in minority attorneys

(Reuters) - The size of the U.S. legal profession has increased more than 8% over the past decade with the addition of 100,000 lawyers, new data from the American Bar Association show. There are now more than 1.3 million attorneys in the country, though that figure dipped slightly in the...
Ames, IAAmes Tribune

Your letters: U.S. government's misdeeds must be taught. Governor should check her COVID-19 facts.

Regarding the "banned concepts" article in the July 25 Ames Tribune: Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Republican Legislature are apparently afraid that the public might learn the truth concerning the treatment of Native Americans by the American government. So, they conjured up a law to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory. As a professor emeritus of Anthropology and American Indian Studies, I would like the governor and legislative leaders how to put a positive spin on the Sand Creek Massacre, Trail of Tears, kidnapping of American Indian children and placing them in boarding schools where many of them died. Perhaps they could also present the happy side of abject poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the blocking of voting on American Indian reservations, and polluting the water on reservations by fracking and drilling for oil. These crimes are historical and contemporary. They are shameful and need to be exposed as such.

This Day in History July 30th

July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. July 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Throne (Morocco) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and...

Remote patient monitoring: a health IT perspective [PODCAST]

“The primary benefits for mobile care units are the fact that they decrease patient travel times by arriving at their residences and ensuring that appointments are never missed. It also relieves the stress of finding transportation for dialysis patients, outright eliminating the need for the CMS to find alternative transport methods for patients.
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Floyd Cooper, Illustrator of Black Life for Children, Dies at 65

Floyd Cooper, a celebrated children’s book illustrator who explored the African American experience in stories rooted in history, like one about a boy in Alabama in 1955 trying to comprehend why a Black woman on his bus refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, died on July 15 in Bethlehem, Pa. He was 65.