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Mississippi College faculty member earns book award

Jan. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A book written by an associate professor at Mississippi College has earned a top honor from the Mississippi Historical Society. The society has named “Complexion of Empire in Natchez: Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands,” by Dr. Christian...

Review: ‘Who We Are’ offers a searing view of racism in US

Jan. 15, 2022 10:44 AM EST

“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a searing documentary based on a lecture he’s spent a decade perfecting. Obviously, nobody in the auditorium...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 03, 2022 09:01 AM EST

Akron Beacon Journal. Jan. 2, 2022 Editorial: In the new year: Fight against COVID and climate change and strengthen our democracy 2021 started with turmoil over the presidential election results. Jan. 6 and the days that followed showed us it was going to be a crazy...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 27 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on remembering Desmond Tutu, a moral giant: With the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the world celebrates a moral giant who helped lead South Africa...

The AP Interview: Nikole Hannah-Jones' warning on democracy

Dec. 28, 2021 20:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Following a year of professional milestones born of her work on America’s history of slavery, Pulitzer Prize-winning Black journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said she is clear-eyed about her mission to force a reckoning around the nation’s self-image. The New York...

China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports

Dec. 24, 2021 05:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Friday denounced a U.S. law that restricts imports from Xinjiang as a violation of international law and dismissed complaints of abuses against mostly Muslim minorities in the northwestern region as lies. President Joe Biden signed the...

Biden signs bills on forced labor in China, ALS research

Dec. 23, 2021 17:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday to block imports from China's Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove the items were made without forced labor, the latest in a series of intensifying U.S. penalties against the Asian power for alleged abuses. ...

Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

Dec. 23, 2021 13:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t show is that Atlanta was rebuilt with slavery’s successor: convict labor, working in horrific conditions to break granite at the Bellwood Quarry and burn clay at the...

Mississippi College professor wins award for history book

Dec. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A book written by an associate history professor at Mississippi College has won an award from the Mississippi Historical Society. Christian Pinnen’s “Complexion of Empire in Natchez, Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands” was named the best...

Madagascar court jails 2 Frenchmen for plotting failed coup

Dec. 17, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A court in Madagascar has convicted two French citizens of having plotted a failed coup against President Andry Rajoelina and sentenced them to 10 years and 20 years of forced labor. At the end of a 10-day trial in Antananarivo, the capital, Paul...