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David Bolt: Racial injustice and inequality must end; it’s time to shine the light for change

I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe! That phrase is much more than the last words of a dying black man in Minneapolis.  It is the symbolic position of all people of color and many others of various races, nationalities, and ethnicities who we have been left behind in the American Dream. David Bolt Yes, George Floyd’s death was tragic and reprehensible, at the least. But to allow this intolerable...

Daily Yonder: In historic First, protests spread to more than 3,000 towns across United States

By John W. Miller Special to KyForward As one of the only black kids growing up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (pop. 5,800), 21-year-old Chris Dyson kept a low profile. But when he saw protests over the murder of George Floyd sweep through American cities this month, he decided it was time to step up. He got on Snapchat and announced he was leading a protest in the western Pennsylvania town against...

Many of America’s faithful say it is time to return to church, but some governors continue to disagree

By Lindsey Van Ness Pew Charitable Trusts Gathering to pray feels more important than ever for many Americans of faith, as COVID-19 cases top 2 million in the United States and communities roil with anger about police brutality and systemic racism. Yet many governors and city leaders still prohibit large religious gatherings, angering some clergy — even those who backed pandemic-related restrictions...

Daily Yonder: Small cities and towns across the country join in national police violence protests

By Jan Pytalski and Tim Marema Special to KyForward As America enters its second week of protests over the murder of George Floyd and police brutality, the demonstrations have spread to all 50 states, according to CNN. While the bulk of footage from the protests comes from major cities like Minneapolis, where Mr. Floyd was killed by a police officer, New York, or Washington, D.C., many rural parts...

Mike Farrell: Kaepernick’s motives for taking-a-knee have been lost; find them — and find solutions too

Colin Kaepernick’s message has been overshadowed by storms of protest, by social media blasts back and forth and now by an advertising campaign by one of America’s commercial giants. Could we rewind the tape to the 2016 NFL preseason? The then-San Francisco quarterback took a knee during the pregame National Anthem. Others around the league soon joined him. Kaepernick said it was a protest against...