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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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Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People celebrate after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By Aaron Morrison And Kat…

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Chicken Soup for the Soul will soon be served to kids

April 20, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — The multimillion-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise is reaching for a younger demographic. Chicken Soup for the Soul has reached a partnership with the children’s publisher Charlesbridge for two new series of books, the two publishers announced Tuesday. Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies will be for babies and toddlers,…

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More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman and a girl walk wearing protective head coverings walk on a street covered with volcanic ash a day after the La Soufriere volcano erupted, in Kingstown, on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Lucanus Ollivierre) By Kristin Deane ASSOCIATED PRESS  KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Conditions…

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Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, speaks to the media about her reaction to Obama’s re-election in the U.S. presidential election, in the garden of her house in the village of Kogelo, western Kenya, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) By Tom Odula ASSOCIATED PRESS  NAIROBI, Kenya — Sarah Obama, the…

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