NFL continues to fight racial injustice
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NFL continues to fight racial injustice

by Kaitlyn Wolodkewitsch The fight for racial equality, specifically ending police brutality, rages on as NFL teams across the nation are kneeling during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans. President Trump tweeted that NFL team owners should fire the players who are kneeling during the national anthem insisting that kneeling during the … Continue reading

Kamala Harris at black church: US isn’t as split as it seems
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Kamala Harris at black church: US isn’t as split as it seems

ATLANTA (AP) — Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination that flout the nation’s core values. But the rising Democratic Party star added that Americans … Continue reading

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar
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Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar’s embassy to protest the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. At least 412,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past month and are living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. Many say their homes were burned by Myanmar’s military … Continue reading

Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought
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Race, gender, fame questions loom as Cosby jurors sought

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing … Continue reading

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Poll says blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

CHICAGO (AP) — Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they’ve saved enough for retirement, a new poll found. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that African- Americans and Latinos have less financial security than whites and will rely on fewer sources of income during … Continue reading

Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race
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Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton’s impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president’s infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in battleground New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband’s sex scandal back to the White House. It was Trump’s latest effort to bounce back from … Continue reading

Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly
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Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Stefanie Brown James, the director of African-American outreach for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, thought that the changes must have been typos. The statement she’d written for the president honoring Black History Month had been immediately returned with every instance of the word “black” crossed out. They’d been replaced by “African-American,” … Continue reading

Review: Flawed Jesse Owens biopic ‘Race’ a timely tribute
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Review: Flawed Jesse Owens biopic ‘Race’ a timely tribute

Most know Jesse Owens as an Olympic gold medalist and record-setting track star. But it took more than physical strength to overcome the discrimination he faced as a young black athlete in the United States and abroad. The biopic “Race” — made with the support and cooperation of Owens’ family — has some flaws, but … Continue reading

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
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Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown’s death. … Continue reading