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Injured in Haiti’s quake continue to show up at hospitals

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Injured people lie in beds outside the Immaculée Conception hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) By Mark Stevenson And Evens Sanon ASSOCIATED PRESS  L’ASILE, Haiti — The problems in Haiti may be summed up…

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French president honors US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron, left, awards Reverend Jesse Jackson with the Legion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honor) medal during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, July 19, 2021. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday made American civil rights leader…

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Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Soldiers escort a man suspected of looting from inside a trashed shopping mall in Soweto, near Johannesburg, Tuesday July 13, 2021. South Africa’s rioting continued Tuesday as police and the military tried to halt the unrest in poor areas of two provinces, in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, that began last week after the imprisonment…

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Haiti’s future uncertain after brazen slaying of president

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Jovenel Moïse, center, walks with his wife Martine, after laying flowers to mark the death anniversary of revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Moïse said during a radio interview on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, that he has asked the U.S. government for humanitarian assistance as protesters demanding his resignation took to…

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In Tigray, food is often a weapon of war as famine looms

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Abeba Gebru, 37, from the village of Getskimilesley, sits with her malnourished daughter, Tigsti Mahderekal, 20 days old, in the treatment tent of a medical clinic in the town of Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. For every mother like Abeba who makes it out,…

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Tennessee State University offers coding classes in Africa

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover smiles during a press conference in Nashville. Tennessee State University announced on Wednesday, MAY 26, 2021, that it will begin offering an online app design and coding class in two African countries this fall. (George Walker/The Tennessean via AP, FILE) ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee State…

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Utah twins graduate, reflect on refugee parents’ sacrifices

May 31, 2021

Photo: Sisters Asma Dahir, left, and Anisa Dahir take photos before their graduation ceremony at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, May 7, 2021. The graduation of the twin sisters from a refugee family marked a key milestone in a journey that is a testament to their hard work, their parents’ insistence…

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Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial cancels event with Stacey Abrams, John Legend after dispute over payment to survivors

May 28, 2021

Organizers who called off a headline commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre said Friday the event was canceled after an agreement couldn’t be reached over monetary payments to three survivors of the deadly attack by a white mob, highlighting broader debates over reparations for racial injustice. Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons told The…

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Stacey Abrams to deliver keynote at Tulsa Massacre event

May 28, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  TULSA, Okla. — Stacey Abrams, who has become a leading national voice on ballot access, will deliver the keynote address at the “Remember & Rise” event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, officials announced last Wednesday. Abrams, whose work on voter access and political infrastructure is credited with helping…

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EXPLAINER: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

May 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Relatives of Palestinians who were killed in overnight Israeli airstrikes react outside the morgue in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana) By Joseph Krauss ASSOCIATED PRESS  JERUSALEM — More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes…

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