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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…

Rapper Juice WRLD Dies After Medical Emergency In Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to…

A New Statue Honoring The Legacy Of Rosa Parks Is Unveiled In Montgomery

The unveiling of a statue honoring the heroic and courageous Rosa Parks drew in a crowd of nearly 400 downtown…

Jessye Norman remembered as force of nature at Met memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman was remembered as a force of nature as thousands filled the Metropolitan Opera House…

Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates Among Speakers At Tribute To Toni Morrison

NEW YORK (AP) — In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each…

Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86

By CHEVEL JOHNSON and REBECCA SANTANA undefined NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a…

Beloved ‘Friday’ Actor-comedian John Witherspoon Dies At 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died. He…

Elijah Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’ at funeral

BALTIMORE (AP) — Congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings was remembered Friday as a “fierce champion of truth, justice…
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