On a pedestal: A tribute to monumental women

At a time when many statues of controversial historical figures are coming down, some lofty women are going up. In New York City’s Central Park, a monument has been unveiled honoring women’s suffrage pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with sculptor Meredith Bergmann about the Women’s Rights…

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Black homeowner, 2 appraisals, $62,000 difference

Christina Jordan was in the process of purchasing a new condo in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood when the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, making her question if it was the right time to move. Jordan, 37, dropped her plans but decided to refinance her Oakland condo, which is west of Oakwood Beach, after hearing it was…

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Trump resorts to name-calling after Kamala Harris destroys Pence in debate

Trump has a long history of lashing out at women of color. Donald Trump on Thursday morning lashed out at Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in a rage-filled interview on Fox Business, calling Harris a “monster” multiple times. “This monster that was on stage with Mike Pence, who destroyed her last night…

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Trump Does A Trump, Calls Kamala Harris “Unlikable” & A “Monster”

During Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate, Sen. Kamala Harris sat calmly as Vice President Mike Pence continued to interrupt her. She did so despite Pence taking more than his allotted time and moderator Susan Page allowing it. And she did an incredible job under circumstances straight out of a dystopian novel: plexiglass barriers to “protect”…

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How Private Black Tragedy Shapes American Politics

Every Black family has a trauma story, even the most privileged, a story of a great-grandfather swinging from a tree, of cousins fleeing North in the middle of the night, of a sister or a brother or a husband who came this close to disaster with a cop. Read more at Politico.

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Black Women Reach Record Numbers in Down-Ballot Races

For the first time in U.S. history, a Black woman will be at the top of the general election ballot in 2020. As the Democratic nominee for vice president, Sen. Kamala Harris will appear on all ballots nationwide this fall. Read more at Politico.

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Congress Votes to Block U.S.P.S. Changes

The House interrupted its summer recess on Saturday for a rare weekend session to approve legislation blocking cost-cutting and operational changes at the Postal Service that Democrats, civil rights advocates and some Republicans fear could jeopardize mail-in ballots this fall. Read more at MSN.com.

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