The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 day edition

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Inside Macedonia Baptist Church, a well-kept brick building at 7944 Charles Barkley Ave., a spirit of gratitude is raising the roof that Barkley built.

He was the first black baby delivered in the segregated town hospital, the story goes, because his grandfather worked there as a janitor.

But all that is a distant memory today at Macedonia Baptist Church, where there are many thanks to be given.

She can look out her window and see the basketball court behind the projects where young Charles played.

A few white people live in the neighborhood now, but it was strictly black in the 1960s.

However, substandard income and poverty statistics for black Leeds residents show they do not share in that relative prosperity.

That half a foot -- give thanks unto the Lord -- was the difference between Leeds and limousines for Charles Barkley. »

Trump supporter hit with felony charge after burning out on Pride mural

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Palm Beach Human Rights Council president Rand Hochsaid was saddened to learn of the mural’s defacement.

He is facing charges of criminal mischief, reckless driving, and evidence of prejudice, which elevates the crime to a third-degree felony.

According to city officials, the LGBTQ Pride intersection and crosswalk cost $16,720 to create. »

Japan proposes four-day working week to improve work-life balance

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The recently unveiled annual economic policy guidelines include new recommendations that companies permit their staff to opt to work four days a week instead of the typical five.

Most importantly, authorities hope that an extra day off every week would encourage people to go out and spend, thereby boosting the economy.

That makes reforms to the lifestyles and working styles of millions of Japanese its next approach, he said. »

Republicans defeat critical voting rights bill as White House warns ‘democracy is in peril’

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As expected, Senate Republicans universally rejected a procedural move to begin debate on the For The People Act, effectively killing the bill, and galvanising Democrats, the White House and voting rights advocates around a nationwide campaign to combat voter suppression.

Within the first few months of 2021, Republican state lawmakers filed nearly 400 restrictive voting bills in nearly every state.

After passage of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department rejected more than 1,000 proposed changes to voting laws to prevent discriminatory outcomes. »