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Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl resigns on air, says she won’t “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russia government that white washes the actions of Putin”

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Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl resigns on air, says she won’t “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russia government that white washes the actions of Putin”


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Upzoned lots tended to be in areas that were less white and less wealthy, with fewer homeowners. Downzoned lots tended to be areas that were more white and had both higher incomes and higher rates of homeownership than upzoned areas. Areas with contextual rezoning were even whiter and richer (with median incomes “much higher than that of the city”), and had “very high rates of homeownership.” In other words, more privileged people were more likely to have the city change the zoning of their neighborhoods to preserve them exactly as they were.

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New York has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, with illegal possession of a loaded firearm carrying a minimum sentence of three and a half years. In Felton’s case, prosecutors must establish that the weapon was illegally possessed by Felton, said Eric Michael Arnone, a defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor who has no direct knowledge of the Felton case. Prosecutors are likely to rely on statements by Felton’s estranged wife and whatever other evidence they can find to establish that the gun belonged to him.

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Knicks player arrested on gun charges

ESPN: New York Knicks starter Raymond Felton has been arrested on multiple gun charges in New York after he turned himself into police, the NYPD has confirmed

Photo: Raymond Felton via ESPN

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Knicks player arrested on gun charges

ESPN: New York Knicks starter Raymond Felton has been arrested on multiple gun charges in New York after he turned himself into police, the NYPD has confirmed

Photo: Raymond Felton via ESPN


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pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 25, 1870: America’s First Black Senator Is Sworn In

Hiram Rhodes Revels, the country’s first African American member of U.S. Congress, took his seat on this day in 1870, representing the state of Mississippi. Southern Democrats, who were for the most part supporters of segregation, tried to block his nomination.

From the U.S. House of Representatives Archives:

Just before the Senate agreed to admit a black man to its ranks on February 25, Republican Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts sized up the importance of the moment: “All men are created equal, says the great Declaration,” Sumner roared, “and now a great act attests this verity. Today we make the Declaration a reality…. The Declaration was only half established by Independence. The greatest duty remained behind. In assuring the equal rights of all we complete the work.”

Revel’s term lasted little more than a year. Hiram Rhodes Revels impressed many political observers with his oratorical gifts and moderate temperament.

Dive deeper into the story behind Revel’s election with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

One of the great badasses of American history.

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jamellebouie:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 25, 1870: America’s First Black Senator Is Sworn In

Hiram Rhodes Revels, the country’s first African American member of U.S. Congress, took his seat on this day in 1870, representing the state of Mississippi. Southern Democrats, who were for the most part supporters of segregation, tried to block his nomination.

From the U.S. House of Representatives Archives:

Just before the Senate agreed to admit a black man to its ranks on February 25, Republican Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts sized up the importance of the moment: “All men are created equal, says the great Declaration,” Sumner roared, “and now a great act attests this verity. Today we make the Declaration a reality…. The Declaration was only half established by Independence. The greatest duty remained behind. In assuring the equal rights of all we complete the work.”

Revel’s term lasted little more than a year. Hiram Rhodes Revels impressed many political observers with his oratorical gifts and moderate temperament.

Dive deeper into the story behind Revel’s election with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

One of the great badasses of American history.