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    South African School Accused of Racism over Classroom Photo

    By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press The photograph <https://www.enca.com/news/nw-probe-racism-allegations-after-black-learners-seated-separately> of a South African classroom appeared to show Black and White children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a...

    Florida Pardons Groveland Four

    By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Jan. 11 to four African-American...

    Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...

    Delta Flight Turns Around After Mechanical Issue

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a plane had to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport because of a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff. Delta said Flight 2033 bound for Atlanta with 145...

    Dozens Feared Dead in Nigeria as Leaking Oil Tanker Explodes

    By Sam Olukoya, The Associated Press An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Jan. 12. Hundreds of people have died...

    Requests To Bring In Child Brides OK’d; Legal Under US Laws

    By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government...

    ‘The Lord has held my hand this whole time’ — Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

    Brown’s case has attracted national attention from criminal justice reform advocates, and attention has amped up as Haslam’s second and final term entered its final weeks. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and singer Rihanna...

    Neo-Nazi Convicted in Killing of Woman in Interracial Couple

    By Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press A neo-Nazi was convicted Jan. 9 of murder and other charges for trying to kill a Black man and fatally shooting the man's White girlfriend after a 2009 dispute at a...

    Paper Apologizes for Coverage of Wrongly Accused Groveland 4

    By The Associated Press A Florida newspaper is apologizing for coverage seven decades ago that helped give credence to the false narrative that four young African-American men had raped a White woman in central Florida. The Orlando...

    Minorities Poised to Take Advantage of Oil and Gas Boom

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia  For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope. A 2017 U.S. Labor Department analysis revealed...

    Florida Felons Rejoice After Regaining Their Right To Vote

    By JOSHUA REPLOGLE and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons...

    Men Authorities Believe Responsible For the Death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes Charged With Murder

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities filed a capital murder charge Tuesday against a black man they believe fired the bullet that killed a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting her family initially believed...

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