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Chicago mayor reportedly only giving interviews to Black or Brown reporters

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Local journalists are accusing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot of refusing interviews from white journalists, opting instead to be exclusively interviewed by Black or Brown journalists.

NBC’s Mary Ann Ahern was the first to bring light to the situation. Ahern tweeted “As [Lightfoot] reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – only to Black or Brown journalists.”

Afterwards, it was also confirmed by political reporter Heather Cherone and WTTW Chicago Tonight anchor Paris Schutz.

Lightfoot appeared on MSNBC for an interview with Stephanie Ruhle Monday. But, in a two-page letter to local media, she verified that this is a standard she will stick to from now on, in commemoration of her second anniversary.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism

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Texas has raised over $55 million from private donations to secure border, build a wall

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As of September 12, the state of Texas has raised a little over $55 million in private donations, to secure the southern border and build a wall. “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.

“The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” Abbott’s statement reads. “Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”

In addition to finding money for a border wall, Abbott has signed legislation which designated Mexican drug cartels as domestic terrorists, and has called on President Joe Biden to do the same.

“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are producing it,” said Governor Abbott in a statement. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. In order to save our country, particularly our next generation, we must do more to get fentanyl off our streets.”

“As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott’s request to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations” reports Just The News.

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