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Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Oct. 13, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour service, from...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

Review: 'Taina' works as strong homage to Puerto Rican lit

Sep. 24, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

"Taina," Vintage, by Ernesto Quinonez It's been 15 years since writer Ernesto Quinonez has released a novel. His 2004 "Chango's Fire" served as a protest novel for Latinos in a post-Sept. 11 New York still struggling with poverty and discrimination. And his 2000 "Bodega Dreams" of a Puerto Rican-style "The Great...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2019. There are 100 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863. On this...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...