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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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Apple employees among dead from California boat fire

September 4, 2019

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Two Apple employees including an engineer who went on the trip with his wife and daughter to celebrate the teen’s 17th birthday are among the victims of a fire that tore through a scuba diving boat off Southern California’s coast, trapping dozens of sleeping people below deck. Authorities said Wednesday…

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Officials: Some deaths, 34 missing in California boat fire

September 2, 2019

Photo: Ventura County Fire Department LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have died and rescuers were searching for 34 more Monday morning after a fire broke out aboard a dive boat off the Southern California Coast. Capt. Brian McGrath of the Ventura County Fire Department confirmed some deaths to The Daily Beast but said he…

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The Black History Behind Labor Day

September 2, 2019

Photo: A. Philip Randolph during the August 28, 1963 March on Washington (Natioal Archives and Records, jfklibrary.org) Labor Day was founded after the Pullman Strike of 1894, when President Cleveland was hoping to gain political allyship by honoring railroad workers. However, the story about the involvement of the Black Pullman porters in the labor movement…

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Arkansas, home to supremacist groups, weighs hate crimes law

August 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson says the state should have harsher penalties for people convicted of targeting others because of their race, ethnicity or religion, calling for the measure in the wake of two mass shootings that include one…

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