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1. Felony Murder Charge Against Former Atlanta Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks

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Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police.

2. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott presents Republican Senate Policing Bill

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More than a week after a Democratic House bill seeking change in policing policies, Senate Republicans presented its own policing legislation Wednesday.

3. Coronavirus Update: Black Mistrust of Medical Institutions Run Deep, Causing Concern Among Covid-19 Researchers

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African Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, but they are underrepresented in studies that would treat the disease, where Blacks account for almost a quarter of the 116,000 lives lost in the U.S.

4. As Police Reform Takes Center Stage, Officers Resign Nationwide

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The death of George Floyd has started a serious conversation about the state of policing and the criminal justice system in this country.

5. Who’s Sitting at Aunt Jemima’s Table?

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Acknowledging origins based on racial stereotypes, the Quaker Oats Company has announced they are changing the name and picture on the packaging of their 131-year-old “Aunt Jemima” products in order to “make progress toward racial equality.”

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WATCH: What You Need To Know — June 18, 2020: Cop Charged With Murder — No More Aunt Jemima — Officers Resign Nationwide  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com