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Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary…

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed…

‘Good Times’ Ja’Net DuBois dies; co-wrote ‘Jeffersons’ theme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang…

Mandela’s release 30 years ago birthed a new South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South…

Italian town where Bryant played as a kid mourns — again

  ROME (AP) — For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant’s death made a particularly…

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at…

Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of…

Hall-of-fame wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dies at 75

Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The…

Congressman John Lewis says cancer is his latest battle

ATLANTA (AP) — As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured…

Reparations and Religion: 50 years after ‘Black Manifesto’

(RNS) — On a Sunday morning in May of 1969, as clergy processed into the sanctuary of New York’s august…
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