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Steve Williams column: The Ghosts of Emmett & Louis Till
13 hrs ago

As a black man, I have made a conscious endeavor not to let my color color my commentary, but this does not mean that I’ve made a decisive effort to avoid issues of color. Race is the notorious elephant in the room, and I won’t tap dance around it. This article will dive deeply into the pool of race, so if “you can’t stand the heat,” now would be a good time to “get out of the proverbial kitchen.”
The recent lynching of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man, hunted down like an animal and slaughtered, has convinced me that America is no closer to solving problems created by the conundrum of race than we are figuring out what came first — the chicken or the egg.
To be judgment day honest, it’s not racism that’s troubling me so much as its corollary-injustice. Whether you like my color or not doesn’t make me lose sleep at night. But injustice, especially in the eyes of the law, is insufferable. This unjust treatment has been going on for too long. Last week a good friend gave me an enlightening article of just how long.

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The federal government fiddles as covid-19 ravages Native Americans
By Elizabeth Warren and Deb Haaland 
May 26, 2020 at 2:43 p.m. PDT
Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the Senate. Deb Haaland, a Democrat, represents New Mexico’s 1st District in the House.

For generations, the federal government has failed to honor its promises to Native American people. Now, covid-19 is ravaging Native communities, killing young people and elders alike, and devastating tribal economies.
We are fighting in Congress to ensure that sovereign Native nations have the resources needed to protect the health and well-being of their citizens during this pandemic. The novel coronavirus’s terrible impact in Indian Country underscores that the federal government must live up to its unique legal and moral obligations to Native nations and act as a partner to help build security and resiliency for the future.

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Casino employee fears reopening amid coronavirus pandemic
By Jesus ReyesShelby Nelson
May 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Published May 21, 2020 4:45 pm

Several of the valley's casinos are opening their doors to the public once again.
The casinos reopening have implemented many safety precautions, the levels of which impressed some members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. However, one worker voiced his concerns about opening back up.
"It brings on a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions that have no answers at the moment," the worker tells News Channel 3's Shelby Nelson.
Many have come out with mixed reactions after learning several valley casinos were reopening. The worker who spoke with News Channel 3 did not want to go on camera, or reveal which casino he works for. He said he understands the situation, but is concerned.
"It brings on a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions that have no answers at the moment."
One of his questions: what will he do with his kids? The employee said he was recently notified to report back to work because the casino he works for is reopening.
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No response yet from federal government about tribes' checkpoints, Gov. Kristi Noem says
Lisa Kaczke, Sioux Falls Argus LeaderPublished 4:13 p.m. CT May 26, 2020 | Updated 5:07 p.m. CT May 26, 2020

Gov. Kristi Noem said she hasn't received a response from federal authorities about the state's investigation into two tribes' checkpoints. 
Noem said she hasn't heard from the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House or South Dakota's congressional delegation about the evidence the state turned over to them last week. She declined on Tuesday to give details of the investigation, citing that it's an ongoing investigation.
Noem announced on May 20 that she had directed South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to collect evidence about the tribes’ “unlawful checkpoints” and turned that evidence over to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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WCC Tournament Starts with LMU on Thursday
Men's Basketball March 03, 2020
San Diego Toreros (9-22, 2-14 WCC)  • LMU Lions (10-20, 4-12 WCC)
Thursday, March 5  • 6 p.m.
Orleans Arena (9,500)  • Las Vegas, Nev.
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SAN DIEGO – Looking to repeat its run from last season out of the first round, San Diego will open the 2019-20 UCU WCC Basketball Tournament on Thursday with a 6 p.m. contest against the No. 8 seed LMU.
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Former UCLA greats are in awe of current Bruins’ late-season run
MARCH 3, 2020
10:02 AM

As the camera panned the crowd inside Pauley Pavilion, showing one UCLA legend after another on the video board, it felt like an ode to generations of Bruin greatness.
Hey, there’s Sidney Wicks, the power forward who sparked UCLA’s 88-game winning streak. Wow, that’s Lucius Allen, the guard who helped the Bruins freshmen stomp the varsity team. Oh, man, there’s Jamaal Wilkes, the small forward whom coach John Wooden once described as his ideal player.
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