Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery’s mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. But there will still be an empty chair at the family’s celebrations. It is a reminder that while she feels justice was served when the three...

All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

by Russ Bynum -- BRUNSWICK, Ga. — All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael...

2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

NEW YORK – Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States’ most formidable fighters for civil rights, their lawyers...

Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities

In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage...

‘Work-in-progress’ Tigers take down No. 23 SMU

by Clay Bailey -- Seth Henigan threw for 392 yards and two touchdowns, and Memphis’ defense stymied No. 23 SMU in a 28-25 victory over the Mustangs on Saturday. Henigan, who missed last week’s loss to UCF with a right shoulder injury, completed 34 of 53...

Tennessee city adds statue for Black Civil War soldiers

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Four years ago, a deadly white supremacist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, led pastors in the Tennessee city of Franklin to call for the removal of a Confederate monument in their town square. A lawsuit and political maneuverings made that impractical, but...

Barrier-breaking soldier, diplomat Colin L. Powell dies at 84

WASHIINGTON — Colin L. Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army and rose to the rank of...

Jury convicts Sen. Robinson on 4 wire fraud counts

by Adrian Sainz -- A jury on Thursday convicted state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis) of using federal grant money awarded to a health care school she operated on her wedding, a political campaign event and other personal expenses. A 12-person federal jury decided Robinson was guilty...

Sen. Robinson acquitted of 15 charges in federal theft case

State Sen. Katrina Robinson, who has been charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated, has been acquitted on 15 of 20 charges, according to court records. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl Lipman filed the order Sunday after...

Judge: Gov. Lee’s mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids

by Adrian Sainz -- A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements in Shelby County, saying Friday that evidence shows Lee’s order prevents children with health problems from safely going to school...