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Joanne Shenandoah, celebrated Native American singer, dies

Nov. 23, 2021 20:18 PM EST

Joanne Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who performed before world leaders and on high-profile stages, has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awards & Association posted on its website that Shenandoah, described as “Native...

Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand' diversity

Nov. 10, 2021 06:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says China’s leaders “don’t understand the variety of different cultures” and that the ruling Communist Party’s penchant for tight social control can be harmful. The 86-year-old Buddhist monk on...

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Oct. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The...

Mural of South Africa's Desmond Tutu is fixed for his 90th

Oct. 07, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu marks his 90th birthday Thursday, a portrait of him recently defaced by racist graffiti has been restored by the artist, who added a celebratory message. “Happy Birthday...

South Africa's Desmond Tutu turns 90 amid new racist slur

Oct. 06, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on a portrait of the Nobel winner highlights the continuing relevance of his work for equality. Often hailed as the conscience of South Africa,...

Pope, faith leaders sign joint climate appeal before summit

Oct. 04, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and dozens of religious leaders on Monday signed a joint appeal to governments to commit to ambitious targets at the upcoming U.N. climate conference, while promising to do their own part to lead their faithful into more sustainable behavior. ...