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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during a drive-in rally, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a campaign stop for Georgia candidates Warnock and Jon Ossoff before the runoff election Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

'Only in America': Warnock's rise from poverty to US senator

Jan. 6, 2021 1:45 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock's roots showed little promise of a future that led to the U.S. Senate. He grew up in Savannah in the Kayton Homes public housing project, the second youngest of 12 children. His mother as a teenager had worked as a sharecropper picking cotton and tobacco. His...

FILE - Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo. As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

Dec. 30, 2020 1:31 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the only athletes to act. In a most unusual year already thrown...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.  Osaka has been selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

Dec. 27, 2020 11:44 AM EST

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S. Open for her third Grand Slam title, she also stood out for speaking out about racial injustice and police brutality. As noteworthy in 2020 for...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures to teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Los Angeles.  James was announced Saturday, Dec. 26,  as the winner of The Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year award for a record-tying fourth time.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Still The King: James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 26, 2020 11:53 AM EST

LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He helped convince many who had never voted to finally head to the polls. He found more ways to continue elevating the lives of people in his hometown. If that weren't enough, he won another NBA championship. James’ on-court performance this year...

Election Defender volunteers hand out knitted hats to voters, including one at right, during early voting for the Senate runoff election at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Democrats face a turnout test in Georgia's Senate runoffs

Dec. 24, 2020 1:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first week of early voting for Georgia’s Senate runoff election, Casie Yoder parked at a polling location in Cobb County and loaded miniature hand sanitizer bottles, knitted hats, hand warmers and face masks into a collapsible wagon cart. Her goal: to help voters stay in line...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis leaves the field after an an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Davis embarked on a social justice listening tour in Atlanta, Washington, Buffalo, Minneapolis and Los Angeles in five days in June. A portion of profits from his “Man of God” masks and bandanas will benefit the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NFL players take leading role on social justice front

Dec. 22, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Many NFL players have been leaders on the social justice front, and some of them are being considered for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. None of them is dedicated to the cause with any such honors in mind. Sure, having an enhanced platform as a nominee for the award that recognizes a player...

In this Feb. 23, 2020 image taken from Glynn, Ga., County Police body camera video, Travis McMichael speaks to a police officer at the scene where Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed while while running in a neighborhood outside the port city of Brunswick, Ga. Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested on murder charges in May, more than two months after the incident. A third man, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., who shot cellphone video of the incident was charged with murder for joining the chase. (Glynn County Police via AP)

New body camera video shows moments after Arbery shooting

Dec. 16, 2020 9:41 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police began arriving almost immediately after Ahmaud Arbery was shot in a coastal Georgia subdivision, finding the unarmed Black man lying facedown in his own blood while the man who shot him paced with hands on his head. Body camera video from Glynn County police officers who...

Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special

All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special

Dec. 2, 2020 1:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. “I do my father’s linguini with white clam sauce every Christmas Eve,” says the legendary songstress. “Then we do that traditional, more of a Southern-style Christmas...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

Nov. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she...