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‘We’re going to lead this’: a call for Black women in Florida to claim their political power | US news

Democrats face a tough fight to win back the White House in November, and with anti-racism protests raging nationwide, the coronavirus pandemic threatens the voting rights and turnout of their most powerful voting block: Black Americans. While they are 14% of the population, African Americans make up a third of all Covid-19 cases.

In Florida, a recent rise threatens turnout as Black people make up 13% of eligible voters. The state already ranks second in the nation in income inequality. But the pandemic, and recession that followed, worsened existing economic and healthcare disparities between white Americans, and Black communities.

With one in 1,000 Black Americans having died of the virus, progressives such as Angie Nixon are rallying voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Running uncontested, she’s the next state representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district representing Jacksonville and its outer suburbs.

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Claim Rocket League On Epic Games Store For Free, Get A $10 Coupon

Rocket League is now free-to-play on consoles and PC, after about five years a being a for-purchase game on various platforms. As part of its move to free-to-play, Rocket League has also launched on the Epic Games Store. Both newcomers and seasoned veterans alike will want to claim Rocket League at Epic right now thanks to a great promotion. If you add Rocket League to your Epic account before October 23, you’ll get a $10 coupon as well as a couple of in-game bonuses.

The $10 coupon will automatically apply to your next purchase at the Epic Games Store totaling $15 or more. It’s a pretty sweet deal that costs you nothing at all. Epic has run this promotion during big sales in the past, so now’s your chance to secure another coupon for a rainy day. You’ll still get the coupon even if you already have one from

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Malta Retracts Its Claim On The Shark Tooth Gifted To Prince George By Attenborough

Malta has retracted its claim on the prehistoric shark tooth given to Prince George by Sir David Attenborough at Kensington Palace last week. The legendary broadcaster presented the giant tooth to the young royal during a private viewing of his latest Netflix documentary, A Life on Our Planet, which was screened in the gardens to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. However, on seeing the official pictures which were shared on Instagram by @kensigntonroyal, Maltese culture minister José Herrera suggested Malta might like the tooth back.

As the Independent reports, the fossilised tooth, which is thought to have belonged to an extinct species of giant shark known as the ‘Carcharocles megalodon’, was found by Attenborough during a family holiday in the late 1960s — and is believed to be around 23 million years old.

The removal of an “object of geological importance” has been banned in Malta

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