Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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A Grammys ‘Savage’: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

by Mesfin Fekadu -- NEW YORK — Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black...

NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

by Deepti Hajela -- NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He...

Sen. Alexander: Trump admin should aid in Biden transition

by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition, saying the Democrat has a “very good chance” of becoming the next president. “If there is any chance whatsoever that...

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

by Hillel Italie -- NEW YORK – Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a...

Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

by Sierra Carter -- (theconversation.com) --  I’m part of a research team that has been following more than 800 Black American families for almost 25 years. We found that people who had reported experiencing high levels of racial discrimination when they were young teenagers had significantly higher levels...

Judge won’t pause eviction ban amid Tennessee landlord suit

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — A federal judge will not block a nationwide eviction ban while Tennessee landlords pursue a legal challenge alleging the moratorium has infringed on their property rights and unfairly caused them financial harm. U.S. District Judge Mark Norris denied the landlords’...

Gov. Lee not recognizing Biden’s win just yet

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he wasn’t ready to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect, joining a growing list of Republican leaders who say they are waiting on the outcome of various vote recounts and legal challenges. “I think that it’s...

Harris pays tribute to Black women in 1st speech as VP-elect

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. “Tonight I reflect...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more...

Pervis Payne gets reprieve from Dec. 3 execution

NASHVILLE  (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has granted a death row inmate a temporary reprieve from execution. Lee issued a short statement Friday afternoon saying he is granting a reprieve to Pervis Payne until April 9 “due to the challenges and disruptions caused by...
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