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FILE - In this June 12, 1979 file photo, Mayor Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind., center, reads a telegram to the United States Senate that he and seven other mayors sent regarding a proposal to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, in Pittsburgh, Penn., during the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Coleman Young of Detroit, left, and Maynard Jackson of Atlanta also spoke. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, died. He was 86. (AP Photo)
December 14, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86. Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, said his daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. She did not provide a cause of her...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 photo passers-by walk near an entrance to a building at Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Mass. A cluster of commitments to atone for historical ties to slavery marks new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges that have responded up until now with monuments, building names changes and public apologies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 14, 2019 - 8:16 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have...
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This combination photo shows, clockwise from top left, Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., Claire Foy and Matt Smith in a scene from "The Crown," Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb Mclaughlin in a scene from "Stranger Things," and Uzo Aduba, left, and Samira Wiley appear in a scene from "Orange is the New Black." It took less than a decade for leader Netflix to skyrocket from about 12 million U.S. subscribers at the decade's start to 60 million this year and 158 million worldwide. (AP Photo, top left, and Netflix via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, Rapper turned political candidate, Brad "Scarface" Jordan, left, visits with voter Michele Lemon and her son outside of an early voting location in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Jordan is in a run-off against Carolyn Evans-Shabazz for a seat on the Houston City Council. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)
December 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on them:...
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This Dec. 5, 2019, photo shows the Detroit skyline. An Associated Press analysis finds that Detroit tops the list of cities that will be hardest to count in the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 12, 2019 - 2:10 am
DETROIT (AP) — When the U.S. Census Bureau starts counting people next year in Detroit, obstacles are bound to arise: The city has tens of thousands of vacant houses, sparse internet access and high poverty — factors that will make it the toughest community to tally. Other Rust Belt towns that have...
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Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, left, next to lyricist MC Lyte, right, speaks at a black women's forum on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Allen University in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
December 10, 2019 - 4:23 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the waning weeks before South Carolina's presidential primary, Democrat Tom Steyer is renewing his focus on the black voters who play a pivotal role in the first-in-the-South state, rolling out a proposal to improve historically black colleges and institutions. The efforts...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, shows the polling site in Hazlehurst, GA.,that was closed by county election officials in 2017. The site reopened two years later after concerned voters and civil rights organizations protested. (AP Photo/Benjamin Nadler)
December 07, 2019 - 7:27 am
HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement. So residents banded...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, Former Ambassador to the U.N Nikki Haley speaks at the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 ‘hijacked’ the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag. Haley said that the flag had meant service, sacrifice and heritage to some. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
December 07, 2019 - 3:23 am
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag. Haley told conservative political commentator and Blaze TV host Glenn Beck that the flag...
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December 06, 2019 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Landlords can be held liable in limited circumstances under federal law when a tenant racially harasses another tenant, a federal appeals court said Friday. In the 2-to-1 split decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said landlords can be liable if it is proved they refused...
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This combination photo shows actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21, 2011, left, and singer, actress and activist Lena Horne in New York on April 7, 1994. Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. The newly created Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact was announced last month. On Friday, it was revealed that Solange Knowles would become the first recipient of the prize, to be awarded in a ceremony at New York’s Town Hall on Feb. 28. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had a huge...
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