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NW Louisiana 145-year-old church is Civil Rights landmark

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For over 47 years a Shreveport building has stood vacant, as time slowly eats away at the ceiling like a cancerous cell taking over a body. Within these walls lives the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others who laid the road to the Civil...

France's Macron offers to compromise after parliament loss

Jun. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron proposed Wednesday to “legislate in a different way" based on compromises between diverse political forces, three days after he suffered a major political blow when his party lost its parliamentary majority. Macron spoke in a national...

Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group

Jun. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s political landscape shifted Wednesday after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio formalized his departure from the 5-Star Movement, splitting with the party he helped found over its Ukraine policy and other differences. Di Maio announced his departure after Premier...

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

Jun. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers. Apple store employees...

Maryland Apple store union vote marks latest in labor drives

Jun. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin on Saturday. Here's a look at other unionization drives of the past several months: STARBUCKS In December, a Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to unionize at one of the...

Agritourism trail spotlights Black farms in Georgia

Jun. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Tucked behind the wrought iron gates that line the frontage at 801 Old Pretoria Road is the stuff that retreat-style getaways are made of: an 1851 mansion appointed in period furniture available for rent as a wedding venue or other private event; farm acreage dotted with...

Freedom riders' 1947 convictions vacated in North Carolina

Jun. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men who were sentenced to work on a chain gang in North Carolina after they launched the first of the “freedom rides” to challenge Jim Crow laws had their convictions posthumously vacated Friday, more than...

Foundations embrace organized labor with $20 million plan

Jun. 17, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grant makers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South. A contentious battle to...

Iraqi leaders vow to move ahead after dozens quit parliament

Jun. 13, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi leaders vowed Monday to move forward with efforts to form a government following the shocking resignation of 73 lawmakers from parliament during a prolonged political impasse. But the unprecedented mass withdrawal by members of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada...

Workers at Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights vote to unionize

Jun. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — Baristas at a Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights on Friday officially became the first store to unionize in Utah, joining a growing labor movement of more than 100 organized Starbucks locations nationwide. After sending in ballots last month, the...