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Terry Torae performing "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

This year's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) occurs in the wake of huge multiracial protests against system racism in cities across America, a pandemic that has ravaged Black communities, and the ouster, at last, of a racist president. We still have a long way before we achieve King's dream.

The Chicago Bulls dropped this video tribute to Dr. King, which includes Tarrey Torae performing a lovely rendition of the "Black national anthem," Lift Every Voice And Sing. Enjoy it!


Lift Every Voice And Sing | Chicago Bulls MLK Day 2021 Tribute www.youtube.com

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In its final days, the Trump administration is continuing its push to gut protections for marginalized groups.

Over the course of a month, it has moved forward with four rules that would make life harder for LGBTQ people, asylum seekers, and people of color.

Its latest salvo against civil rights came from the Justice Department, according to a Wednesday report from the New York Times, which had access to a draft document of the regulation. The rule would affect discrimination based on race, color, or national origin from organizations receiving federal funding, but it could also affect other groups that face discrimination, including LGBTQ people.

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