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Historically Black town in Louisiana's Cancer Alley is divided over a planned grain terminal

Jul. 13, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

WALLACE, La. (AP) — Sisters Jo and Dr. Joy Banner live just miles from where their ancestors were enslaved more than 200 years ago in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Their tidy Creole cottage cafe in the small riverfront town of Wallace lies yards from property their great-grandparents...

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Jul. 13, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr. has had countless discussions this election season with fellow Black men on the economy, criminal justice, immigration and other issues dominating the political landscape in their battleground state of Arizona. But never abortion. ...

Morehouse College president says he will retire next June

Jul. 13, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Morehouse College President David Thomas announced that he will retire next year, saying it is time for new leadership at the prominent all-male, historically Black school he has led since 2018. Thomas, 67, said in a statement Friday that he will retire June 30,...

Mental health clinics across the US are helping Latinos bridge language and access barriers

Jul. 13, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Michelle Mata wasn’t diagnosed with a mental illness until she was 23, after years of suffering. She knew very little about who to ask for help, having grown up in a Latino family in San Antonio that didn’t talk about mental health. At appointments, she was terrified of telling the truth. ...

A World War I veteran is first Tulsa Race Massacre victim identified from mass graves

Jul. 12, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A World War I veteran is the first person identified from graves filled with more than a hundred victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that devastated the city’s Black community, the mayor said Friday. Using DNA from descendants of his brothers, the remains...

For at least a decade Quinault Nation has tried to escape the rising Pacific. Time is running out

Jul. 12, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) — Standing water lies beneath the home Sonny Curley shares with his parents and three children on the Quinault reservation a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The back deck is rotting, and black mold speckles the walls inside, leaving the...

A World War I veteran is first identification from graves found after 1921 Tulsa massacre of Black community, mayor says

Jul. 12, 2024 13:42 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A World War I veteran is first identification from graves found after 1921 Tulsa massacre of Black community, mayor says.

Finnish lawmakers approve controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Jul. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish lawmakers on Friday narrowly approved a controversial bill that will allow border guards to turn away third-country migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Russia and reject their asylum applications because Helsinki says Moscow is orchestrating an influx of migrants...

Thousands mark 1995 Srebrenica genocide which is denied by Serbs, fueling ethnic tensions in Bosnia

Jul. 11, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people from Bosnia and abroad gathered in Srebrenica on Thursday for the annual ritual of commemorating the 1995 genocide which Serb officials continue to deny, fueling ethnic tensions and deep divisions within the war-ravaged state. ...

Mississippi election officials argue against quick work on drawing new majority-Black districts

Jul. 11, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Redrawing some Mississippi legislative districts in time for this November's election is impossible because of tight deadlines to prepare ballots, state officials say in new court papers. Attorneys for the all-Republican state Board of Election Commissioners...