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John Lewis, civil rights legend and longtime Georgia congressman, dead at 80 – CNNPolitics

By Suzanne Malveaux, Lauren Fox, Faith Karimi and Brandon Griggs, CNN Updated 2:12 PM ET, Sat July 18, 2020   NN)John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month […]

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RFK Jr’s anti-vax activism hits lowest spot ever — with Scientology and the Nation of Islam | The Underground Bunker | Circa June 20, 2015

By Tony Ortega | June 20, 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. insists that he’s “pro-vaccine,” but his actions and writings say otherwise. However, even we didn’t think the once respected public figure would sink this low — peddling his anti-vaccine message at a Scientology facility Thursday night in order to alarm the black community of […]

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Anti-vaccination leaders fuel black mistrust of coronavirus vaccine with Tuskegee history – The Washington Post

The memory of the horrific Tuskegee syphilis study makes some African Americans suspicious of a coronavirus vaccine. Source: Anti-vaccination leaders fuel black mistrust of coronavirus vaccine with Tuskegee history – The Washington Post

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Rutgers Couple Share Personal Connection to Disability Research as the ADA Turns 30 | Rutgers University

On July 26, 1990, when President George H.W. Bush’s signature was drying on the Americans with Disabilities Act, a young Rutgers economics professor named Douglas Kruse, was in a Colorado rehabilitation center, fighting to acclimate to his new life as a paraplegic. Just six weeks before the landmark piece of civil rights legislation became law, Kruse […]

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Disability in the Workplace: Is my employer covered under the ADA? – Arizona Center for Disability Law

By: Meaghan Kramer* In honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) 30 Year Anniversary, the ACDL is posting a five-part series to educate Arizonans with disabilities about their rights at work. Today’s post is part two of this series and discusses how to determine whether your employer is subject to the ADA.  Job applicants […]

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How businesses can enforce masks and comply with Michigan disability laws | wzzm13.com

Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strengthened her mask mandate, which requires individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor places. The revised order says businesses cannot assume an individual who is not wearing a mask is unable to medically tolerate one. In response, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued guidance for Michigan […]

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Dept. of Civil Rights cautions businesses to comply with state, federal disability laws when enforcing mask requirement

With or without a mandate, a business must make choices about how to implement its ‘no mask, no service’ policy.   MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of Civil Rights Friday cautioned Michigan businesses and other public accommodations to make sure they follow state and federal law when enforcing rules on wearing a mask […]