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New reparations focus: Black enclaves lost to development

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A wall with a mural separates a housing development, top, from a seating area behind a mall, in Providence, R.I., Monday, April 11, 2022. The apartments, the mall, and the wall were build after huge swaths of the 30-acre neighborhood, then known as Lippitt Hill, a center of Black life at the foot…

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African refugees see racial bias as US welcomes Ukrainians

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Wilfred Tebah, who fled Cameroon during its ongoing conflict, poses for a photo in the backyard of his home, Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. African refugees say the recent decision to grant Ukrainians fleeing war refugee status and other humanitarian protections underscores the racial bias inherent in American immigration policy. Tebah…

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East Africa’s hunger crisis needs global action, says Oxfam

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Somalis who fled drought-stricken areas sit at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, Somalia on Feb. 4, 2022. The aid agency Oxfam International warned Tuesday, March 22, 2022 that widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without an injection of funds to the region’s most vulnerable communities….

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Europe welcomes Ukrainian refugees —  others, less so

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a…

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Last parent of a child killed in 1963 church bombing dies

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The parents of of Denise McNair, Chris and Maxine McNair react as the sculpture is revealed at the unveiling ceremony for “The Four Little Girls, a sculpture memorial honoring Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley in Birmingham, Ala. Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the…

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Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom of Barbados during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021. Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic…

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In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

December 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Performer Josephine Baker strikes a pose during her Ziegfeld Follies performance of “The Conga” on the Winter Garden Theater stage in New York, Feb. 11, 1936. Her appearance in Broadway’s “Going to Town” is the first since she left the United States ten years ago. (AP Photo) By Arno Pedram and Sylvie Corbet…

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2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Norman 3X Butler, 26, is shown at a police station in New York City, early February 26, 1965, after he was charged with homicide in the assassination of Malcolm X, February 21. (AP Photo) By Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of…

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2 men to be cleared in 1965 assassination of Malcolm X

November 17, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States’ most formidable fighters for civil rights, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said Wednesday. Prosecutors now say authorities withheld evidence that…

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People fleeing Ethiopia allege attacks, forced conscription

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A man holds a placard referring to a recent decision by the US to order non-emergency government employees and their families to leave Ethiopia and urging other U.S. citizens that they should “depart now”, as people gather at a rally organized by local authorities to show support for the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF),…

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