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Biden vows to fight racial inequality with economic agenda

by Will Weissert and Bill Barrow -- WILMINGTON, Del. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social...

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol

by Bill Barrow and Andrew Taylor -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming,...

Tennessee resists White House COVID-19 recommendations

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee stands at the cusp at being able to significantly decrease new cases of the coronavirus and must take stronger steps to prevent its spread, warned White House COVID-19 task force leader Deborah Birx, who met with state and...

Federal judge blocks sweeping anti-abortion law in Tennessee

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee will not be allowed to enforce one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as a legal battle over the measure’s constitutionality moves through court, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge William Campbell had already issued...

Mississippi politico, civil rights figure Charles Evers dies

by Emily Wagster Pettus --  JACKSON, Miss. — Charles Evers, who led an eclectic life as a civil rights leader, onetime purveyor of illegal liquor in Chicago, history-making Black mayor in deeply segregated Mississippi and contrarian with connections to prominent national Democrats and Republicans, died...

Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike

NEW YORK — Workers from the service industry, fast-food chains and the gig economy rallied with organized labor Monday to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, staging demonstrations across the U.S. and around the world seeking better treatment of Black Americans in the workplace. Organizers...

Civil-rights-era lion John Lewis has died

by Calvin Woodward -- John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80. House Speaker...

Remembering Rev. C.T. Vivian; key civil rights leader dies at 95

by Desiree Seals and Michael Warren -- ATLANTA — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal civil rights campaigns and spent decades advocating for justice and equality, died Friday at the age of...

‘Vanity Fair’ cover shot by Black photographer for 1st time

The new issue of Vanity Fair featuring a powerful image of Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis marks the first time the publication has featured the work of a Black photographer on its cover. The historic image of Davis, shot by photographer Dario Calmese, shows the 54-year-old...

Review: ‘Fatal Attraction’ in 2020 is called ‘Fatal Affair’

by Mark Kennedy -- If you’re of a certain age, much of the new Netflix thriller “Fatal Affair” will be very familiar. That’s because it’s really just a diluted retelling of another, similarly named film — 1987′s “Fatal Attraction.” Weirdly, that doesn’t mean this one —...
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