In this week’s edition…

U.S. Senate candidates MJ Hegar and State Sen. Royce West reach out to Black voters.

Read how COVID-19 has revealed for some and reminded others that racism is everywhere.

Sports Editor Terrance Harris dares to ask the question, with COVID-19 spiking nationwide, should sports, even be played this year?

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