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President Biden speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden issued a proclamation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and declared Monday to be a "Day of Remembrance."

Driving the news: Biden said he wanted Americans to reflect on "this solemn centennial" the "deep roots of racial terror in our nation and recommit to the work of rooting out systemic racism across our country."

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— Biden

What else he's saying: Biden said with the proclamation, he was committing to the descendants and survivors of the rampage by white supremacists, who killed as many as 300 Black Americans in the-then thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood, and that "this Nation that we will never forget."

  • "We honor the legacy of the Greenwood community, and of Black Wall Street, by reaffirming our commitment to advance racial justice through the whole of our government, and working to root out systemic racism from our laws, our policies, and our hearts," he said.
  • "The Federal Government must reckon with and acknowledge the role that it has played in stripping wealth and opportunity from Black communities."

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Updated Sep 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden defends ending mission in Afghanistan

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Biden said on Tuesday that ending the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan "was designed to save American lives."

Why it matters: While Biden said he didn't regret pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan, he made a commitment to get Americans still in the country out, even without a military presence.

Obama faced "constraints" as president to condemn killings of Black Americans

Former President Obama in Philadelphia in October. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Former President Obama said Wednesday that "institutional constraints" stopped him from speaking out against the killings of Black Americans when he was in office.

Driving the news: The former president made the comments during the My Brother's Keeper Leadership Forum, which discussed activism since the May 2020, murder of George Floyd.

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Gonzaga University revokes NBA great John Stockton's tickets over mask stance

Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton during a 2017 press conference in Salt Lake City. Photo: Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Gonzaga University suspended the season tickets of notable alumni John Stockton after the NBA Hall of Famer failed to comply with the school's basketball games mask mandate, the Spokesman-Review first reported.

Driving the news: "Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit," the former Utah Jazz point guard told the outlet in an interview Saturday.