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Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Colin Powell’s Death To Justify False Claims About The Vaccine

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning of complications from COVID-19.

The 84-year-old 4-star-general was fully vaccinated, but his COVID-19 infection seemed to be a breakthrough case. His family released a statement on Facebook thanking the medical staff at Walter Reed Medical Center for treating Powell while he was in their care.

“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” Powell’s family wrote.Read more

GOP Opening Community Centers To Engage Black Voters As Patience With Biden Administration Wears Thin

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Building on what they call “positive gains made with Black voters,” the Republican National Committee is opening a Black American Engagement Center outside Atlanta in College Park, Ga. The RNC insists that it is serious about engaging in strategic and sustained Black voter engagement.

Speaking with NewsOne, RNC National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs, Paris Dennard, said the re-opening of party offices branded as “community centers” is a sign of that commitment.Read more

General Colin Powell, 84, Succumbs to Complications of Covid

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Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.”General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote on Facebook, noting he was fully vaccinated.”We… Read more

Fauci Says It’s Okay to Mix and Match Vaccines

The top expert on coronavirus thinks those who got a Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be able to mix and match boosters.  Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News the vaccine should have been two shots, to begin with.  He says studies show adding a Pfizer or Moderna dose produces more antibodies than a second Johnson and Johnson shot.  The FDA could give approval this week for more boosters.  Fauci noted it’s going to be a case-by-case basis for people deciding which booster shot to get once the FDA gives their authorization. … Read more

Moving Beyond the Hashtag ‘Me Too.’ Movement Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary With Week Of Action

Moving Beyond the Hashtag ‘Me Too.’ Movement Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary With Week Of Action

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Focusing on the greater work ahead, the ‘me too.’ Movement’s fourth anniversary is being celebrated with a week of action. While Friday, Oct. 15 marked the anniversary of the hashtag #metoo going viral, the organization founded by activist Tarana Burke is recentering the focus beyond the viral nature of the moment.

On the anniversary of the viral tweet, Burke reposted an op-ed she previously written for Time about how she felt initially seeing her work reduced to a hashtag.… Read more