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Memphis police enforce tense calm after killing, unrest in Frayser

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By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police enforced a tense calm on Thursday in a Memphis neighborhood where 25 officers were injured by a rock-throwing crowd following a black man's shooting death by U.S. marshals on a fugitive task force. Elected officials condemned the...

In Memphis, It’s now “Forest Avenue” instead of “Forrest Avenue”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis officials have settled on a simple solution for a Confederate street name challenge: removing a single letter. News outlets report that about 30 signs were changed Monday from Forrest Avenue to Forest Avenue, dropping one "r'' from the spelling. Residents...

Battle flag carried by black Union troops hits auction block

By KRISTEN DE GROOT Associated Press DENVER, Pa. (AP) — A flag that was carried into battle by a black Union regiment during the Civil War and hand-painted by an acclaimed African American artist is going up for auction in Pennsylvania. The 127th United States Colored...

Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: Role of black troops on D-Day

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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy for the...

Lonnie Bunch to become new Smithsonian Institution leader

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By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian's first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him...

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to...

Troubled cemetery to re-open on limited basis

(AP) — A Tennessee cemetery where hundreds of burials were mishandled is re-opening on a limited basis five years after it was shut down. Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance said Wednesday that Galilee Memorial Gardens in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett will now be...

1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

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By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trial about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher...

9 African American women make history in SC House

By CHRISTINA L. MYERS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — During the last week of this year's legislative session in South Carolina, eight of the state's nine African American women serving in the House gathered to record a historic moment. This is the first time in...