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7:17 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

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COVID-19 relief bill offers long-denied aid to Black farmers

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Soul City Farm owner LaTonya Andrews  (Photo courtesy of LaTonya Andrews) By Martha Quillin, The News & Observer ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. — In 2017, LaTonya Andrews bought a 60-acre tract of Warren County land to become the fourth generation of her family to farm it. A former Air Force medic who now…

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UK palace ends silence on Harry, Meghan racism allegations

March 9, 2021

By DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace issued a statement Tuesday, saying the family was saddened to learn of the challenges Harry and Meghan had faced in the past few years — and that they would address the issues privately. The palace said the “issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” and are…

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Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

March 9, 2021

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an institution that is struggling to modernize with claims of racism and callousness toward a woman struggling with suicidal thoughts. During the two-hour appearance with Oprah Winfrey, Harry also revealed the…

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Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month?

March 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTOS: Ida B. Wells (Photo/ Wiki Commons), Stacey Abrams (Photo/Shutterstock)  and Amanda Gorman (Photo/ Shutterstock) Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back…

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Spotlight on incredible women: Whitney Williams-Smith

March 5, 2021

Savannah Fire Department hires first ever Black woman Chief Fire Marshall blackhistory.com The Savannah Fire Department in Savannah, Georgia has welcomed Whitney Williams-Smith as its newest chief fire marshal. She is the first African American and the first woman to hold the position. As a certified firefighter, she began her career with the Albany Fire…

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Spotlight on incredible women: Naomi Osaka

March 5, 2021

Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka was born to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father who moved to New York when she was three. She is now based in Florida. She began her professional career at 16. Osaka has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to…

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High court formally rejects Trump election challenge cases

February 25, 2021

By Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five…

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Sheriff Rochelle Bilal’s statement on Black History Month

February 19, 2021

By Sheriff Rochelle Bilal This year marks the 45th anniversary of the official designation of February as Black History Month – just a drop in the bucket of time pooled from centuries of Black people making history in the United States, and of this country’s history being thrust upon us.  As we strive to place…

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Trial highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense

February 11, 2021

By BRIAN SLODYSKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump incited a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, put his own vice president in danger and later expressed solidarity with rioters who attempted to overturn the 2020 election in his name, Democrats argued Thursday as they wrapped up opening arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial. Over two days…

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In early going, Biden floods the zone with decrees

February 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders on health care, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By Calvin Woodward ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Modern American presidents have found that a good way to get off to a fast start in office is to…

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