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Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons pauses after becoming emotional during a news conference to discuss a 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla. Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre have filed a lawsuit in state court against the City of Tulsa and other defendants. The group is seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district that was burned to the ground by an angry white mob.   (Mike Simons /Tulsa World via AP)

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Sep. 1, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black district. The group, led by Tulsa attorney Damario...

Juneteenth recognized as state holiday in Massachusetts

Jul. 27, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has recognized June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day, an annual state holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black slaves in America. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the measure, which had been included as an amendment to a coronavirus spending bill, on Friday. He said...