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1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in...

FedEx offering hub employees tuition toward online degree

FedEx Corp. plans to offer free tuition to employees at its international hub in Memphis, Tennessee. Multiple media outlets report that the tuition would be good toward an online degree from the University of Memphis. The university says in a statement that about 11,000 employees would...

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

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by Errin Haines Whack AP National Writer Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans...

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

By ASHRAF KHALIL, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN WASHINGTON  — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the...

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, AP source says

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated...

Omarosa in new book: I saw Trump’s racism ‘with my own eyes’

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By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving "like a dog off the leash" at numerous...

Trump still fuels racial divide a year after Charlottesville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYndEoy5Vr8   By JULIE PACE, STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump stills flirts with racially tinged rhetoric...

Memphis Grizzlies add Shelvin Mack to their backcourt

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Shelvin Mack. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed. The 6-foot-3 Mack played 69 games for the Orlando Magic last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists in 19.8 minutes. He shot...

CHARLOTTESVILLE: A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

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By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press Sometimes Alfred Wilson still has to take a moment to collect himself after he pulls open files at the law firm where he works and sees Heather Heyer's handwriting. "I get choked up and have to gather myself before I talk to...

Morehouse College president starts freshman year in dorm

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By BRINLEY HINEMAN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The president of Morehouse College is tackling his freshman year in an unusual way. David Thomas — the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus — moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to...