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Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff Against Loeffler, Will Become State’s First Black Senator

Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in Georgia‘s extremely close and expensive Senate runoffs, according to the Associated Press. The AP tally as of early Wednesday, with 98 percent of results in, had Warnock at 50.6 percent and 2,227,296 votes.

FBI Investigating Arson Cases at Predominantly Black Churches

The FBI is investigating four fires that occurred at predominantly black churches in the South in recent days, reports BuzzFeed. A spokesperson confirmed that the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working together with local authorities to investigate the culprits and their motives.

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10 American States With the Most Lynchings of Black People From 1882-1968

Mississippi

With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till.

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