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Former NFL star Warrick Dunn tackles housing inequalities

Jun. 10, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn is hosting a conversation centered on diversity and inclusion as part of his charity’s Juneteenth celebration. Dunn, a three-time Pro Bowl running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons, will sit down with NFL Network host...

EXPLAINER: Why a rural pipeline is a climate battleground

Jun. 08, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

As Enbridge Energy prepares to finish rebuilding an oil pipeline across rural northern Minnesota, protesters are occupying part of the construction area and pledging a “summer of resistance” on the ground and in court. Enbridge, which has obtained all necessary state...

Freeman, professor give $1M for police training center

Jun. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Actor Morgan Freeman and a criminal justice professor at the University of Mississippi are donating $1 million to the university to establish a Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform, the university announced Tuesday. The center created with...

ASCAP to honor Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice

Jun. 08, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three acts who kept music alive during the worldwide pandemic will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers later this month. The performing rights organization ASCAP announced Tuesday that Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and D-Nice...

Rhode Island sends 200,000 COVID-19 tests to India

Jun. 07, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the coronavirus apparently on the run in Rhode Island, the state is sending help to other areas of the world still battling the disease, officials said Monday. Care New England’s COVID-19 Crisis Relief Effort and the Rhode Island...

Ames wins Principal Charity Classic for 2nd senior title

Jun. 06, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stephen Ames won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions title, taking advantage of Tim Herron's final-round collapse. Seven strokes behind Herron entering the round, Ames shot a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke...

Thongchai Jaidee leads Principal Charity Classic

Jun. 04, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thongchai Jaidee closed with a birdie on the par-3 ninth for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Principal Charity Classic. Thongchai, the 51-year-old from Thailand making his fifth senior start, eagled the par-5...

New foundation seeks to help LGBT rights movement in Poland

Jun. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBT rights groups in Poland, where gay men, lesbians, and bisexual and transgender people face a backlash from the country's...

Tulsa Race Massacre centennial events proceed amid hiccups

May. 30, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joi McCondichie is a native of this city, but her life and career in public education kept her away from home for decades. When she returned to Tulsa from Los Angeles with her then-teenage son, she moved into a home just off of the Osage Prairie Trail on the city’s...

Michael Jordan donates $1M to Morehouse journalism, sports

May. 28, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball great Michael Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand are giving $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta to boost journalism and sports-related studies. The gift announced Friday will help enrich its journalism and sports program that was originally...