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5d ago

Black military members on Colin Powell's influence and importance

"I always thought of Powell as an inspiration for African American military leaders like myself," a retired Army colonel said.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and members of the 132nd MP Company in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 22, 1990.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and members of the 132nd MP Company in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 22, 1990.
5d ago

Jury selection begins in trial of 3 men accused in Ahmaud Arbery's killing

Jury selection could take more than two weeks as attorneys work to seat a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates.
Demonstrators raise their fists at a parade of passing motorcyclists riding in honor of Ahmaud Arbery at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020, in Brunswick, Ga.
Demonstrators raise their fists at a parade of passing motorcyclists riding in honor of Ahmaud Arbery at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020, in Brunswick, Ga.
5d ago

Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Hall

The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove the statue from the council chamber before 2022.
Image: Thomas Jefferson
Image: Thomas Jefferson
6d ago

Alabama woman found dead 12 days after going inside police van, authorities say

“We will get to the truth of what happened to Christina Nance,” civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump said.
Emergency personnel remove the body of Christina Nance from a police van in Huntsville, Ala.
Emergency personnel remove the body of Christina Nance from a police van in Huntsville, Ala.

Sleepy school board races are waking up to Covid and critical race theory debates

School board meetings became battlegrounds during the pandemic. Now, the influence of PACs and outside groups has put a spotlight on the November election.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.
7d ago

Do white celebrities not get that Blackfishing is offensive? Or just not care?

Who has the power to define Black narratives? Too often, it’s non-Black celebrities who play with images of Blackness and then discard them.
Image: Jesy Nelson
Image: Jesy Nelson
8d ago

Number of Confederate monuments linked to number of lynchings, study finds

"Scholars and activists have long said that Confederate memorials are associated with hate. We want to provide empirical evidence of that,” said researcher Kyshia Henderson.
Image:  The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Sept 8, 2021.
Image:  The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Sept 8, 2021.
8d ago

There's power in sharing abortion stories, advocates say

Pro-abortion-rights advocates say sharing abortion stories is more important than ever as Supreme Court cases loom. For Black women, this isn’t always so easy.
Image:  Pro-choice protesters during the Women's March in New York City on Oct. 2, 2021.
Image:  Pro-choice protesters during the Women's March in New York City on Oct. 2, 2021.

Why Kyrie Irving’s stance on the vaccine is not likely to sway fans

"I’m all in with Kyrie," said one fan. "He can do what he wants, but I’m telling everyone to get the vaccine."
Image: Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on on Oct. 3, 2021.
Image: Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on on Oct. 3, 2021.
9d ago

Michigan governor orders urgent response to lead crisis in Benton Harbor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in tap water.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Detroit on Oct. 3, 2021.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Detroit on Oct. 3, 2021.
10d ago

Black former firefighter sues Florida city after mural depicted her with white face

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant said the City Commission will vote next week on an $80,000 settlement of Latosha Clemons' lawsuit.
Image: Latosha Clemons
Image: Latosha Clemons