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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of…

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s…

How TV’s Fictional Hospitals Are Contributing Supplies To Real Hospitals During The Pandemic

TV’s medical dramas such as The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam, and Station 19 have been using their production hiatus for…

Black voters seek to flex political power on Super Tuesday

HOUSTON (AP) — Martha Whiting-Goddard believes there’s power in voting — she’s seen it firsthand. Her great-grandfather, the Rev. John…

AP VoteCast: Black voters carry Biden to his first victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has for weeks looked to the black voters of South Carolina to hand…

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…
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