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New Mexico Black professor traces family roots to Aaron Burr

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Aug. 29, 2019 photo, University of New Mexico professor Sherri Burr, a black descendent of Aaron Burr the third vice president of the United States, stands before a sculpture at the exhibit “400 Hundred Years of Freedom, Restrictions and Survival,” hosted by the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque, N.M….

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New push for racial equality in the marijuana trade

September 13, 2019

By William J. Kole ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON— Black entrepreneurs who say people of color are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to close the gap. Real Action for Cannabis Equity, or RACE, launched Thursday in Boston, and its founders said the coalition will work to create more opportunities in the…

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18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

September 13, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A family member of one of the victims of the crash of United Flight 93 walks along a section of Phase 1 of the permanent National Memorial following its dedication, near the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. The names of the 40 victims of the crash…

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18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

September 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began Wednesday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m. — the moment when…

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Congress marks 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in US

September 11, 2019

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress observed the 400th anniversary Tuesday of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America at a time of renewed interest over the history of slavery and its continued impact on contemporary society. “We must tell the unvarnished truth,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during the ceremony…

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Biden: Racism in US is institutional, ‘White man’s problem’

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden worships at Morris Brown AME Church, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) By Errin Haines and Juana Summers ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Racism in America is an institutional “White man’s problem visited on people of color,” Vice President Joe Biden…

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Virginia community’s roots stretch to early Africans in U.S.

September 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pamoja Tutashinoh dances in the middle of a circle during the parade of flags and drum call at the First African Landing Commemorative Ceremony in Hampton, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (Daniel Linhart/The Daily Press via AP) By Gregory S. Schneider  THE WASHINGTON POST/AP HAMPTON, Va. –Sweat and gossip flowed as neighbors…

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Dorian floods homes on North Carolina coast

September 6, 2019

Photo: Shutterstock By Jeffrey Collins WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday — a much weaker but still dangerous version of the storm that wreaked havoc in the Bahamas — flooding homes in the low-lying ribbon of islands and throwing a scare into year-round residents who chose to…

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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

September 5, 2019

By David Koenig Associated Press–An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted during an interview Thursday that he tampered with a navigation system on the plane so that he could collect overtime work….

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