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White Supremacist Groups Are ‘Thriving’ On Facebook, Despite Extremist Ban

A new study reported that white supremacist groups are “thriving” on Facebook, despite repeated assurances from the company that it doesn’t allow extremists on its platform.

The watchdog group Tech Transparency Project released a study Thursday that found more than 100 white supremacist groups had a presence on Facebook.  

Project researchers identified 221 white supremacist groups — using information collected by Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, two of America’s most prominent anti-hate organizations — and searched for those groups on Facebook. 

About 50% of the groups were present on the platform, the study said. 

Of the 113

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Do parents have a favorite child? Yes, but it’s not who you think

Most parents swear they don’t have a favorite kiddo. But children often beg to differ with their siblings, suspecting that the other is truly the most loved. It turns out that the kids are kind of right. Parents do have a preference, but it’s normally not who children think it is — and whoever their “favorite” is could have an impact on their health.

“The very large majority of both mothers and fathers — when asked directly — are willing to say that there is a child that they are … closer to, prefer to confide in, prefer as a

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Larry Aubry, black activist icon and ‘godfather of South Central Los Angeles,’ dies

Larry Aubry, a columnist with the Los Angeles Sentinel and a longtime community activist, died at age 86. <span class="copyright">(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Larry Aubry, a columnist with the Los Angeles Sentinel and a longtime community activist, died at age 86. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Larry Aubry, an icon of black activist Los Angeles who witnessed white resistance to school integration and the Watts and 1992 riots without losing faith that hard work and outrage would manifest racial justice, has died.

Aubry, 86, died May 16 after a short illness, writer Erin Aubry Kaplan, one of his five children, said. A writer as well as an activist, he composed more than 1,700 hard-hitting columns over 33 years for the Los Angeles

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Levittown Public Schools Budget Vote, Hearing: Everything To Know

LEVITTOWN, NY — Residents in the Levittown Public Schools district will vote by mail June 9 this year to approve the district’s proposed 2020-21 school budget, as well as elect trustees. Furthermore, a budget hearing is planned at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

Voting this year will be absentee ballot only. The district said it will send absentee ballots with a postage-paid return envelope to residents whose names can be obtained from registration rolls used in the May 2019 budget vote and election, as well as for residents whose names have been added to the rolls since then.

Ballots must

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Barack Obama offers sage advice to 2020’s ‘Zoom University’ graduates

Former President Barack Obama delivered a virtual commencement speech on Saturday for over 20,000 students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And with the ongoing pandemic making for a very unpredictable time, he made sure to sprinkle in plenty of sage advice on how to continue forward.

The two-hour live streamed event, called “Show me Your Walk H.B.C.U. Edition” was sponsored by Chase and hosted by Kevin Hart. You can watch it in its entirety below, with Obama’s speech appearing toward the end. (It’s queued up.)

Throughout the speech, Obama called upon the graduates to help lead the way

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