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Prosecutor who worked on 1 renewal of Emmett Till case dies

Sep. 26, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for the Mississippi prosecutor who worked on one of the renewed investigations into the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till, a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement after his mother insisted on an open-casket funeral so...

Home Depot workers petition to form 1st store-wide union

Sep. 21, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot workers in Philadelphia have filed a petition with the federal labor board to form what could be the first store-wide union at the world's largest home improvement retailer. The petition, filed with the National Labor Relations Board this...

Malcolm X becomes 1st Black honoree in Nebraska Hall of Fame

Sep. 13, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fifteen years after being rejected as too controversial, Malcolm X is the first Black honoree to be inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. The organization’s commission selected the civil rights icon on Monday with a 4-3 vote, edging out the late University...

Michael Flynn: From government insider to holy warrior

Sep. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — The crowd swayed on its feet, arms pumping, the beat of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” thumping in their chests. The people under the revival tent hooted as Michael Flynn strode across the stage, bopping and laughing, singing the refrain into his...

Takeaways from the AP/Frontline Michael Flynn investigation

Sep. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and onetime national security adviser to President Donald Trump, has been systematically building a political movement based on Christian nationalist ideas. Flynn was a leader of the “Stop the Steal” effort to overturn the results...

Major League Baseball Players Association joins AFL-CIO

Sep. 07, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association is joining the AFL-CIO in an effort to strengthen its position in the aftermath of one labor struggle and in the midst of another. Executive director Tony Clark made the announcement Wednesday alongside AFL-CIO...

Fight over future of library that sparked civil rights ideas

Sep. 03, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

A library where Rosa Parks, John Lewis and other civil rights leaders forged strategies that would change the world is mired in controversy over who gets to tell its story. On one side are preservationists who want to turn the Highlander Folk School library into a historic site. On...

Museum to create map of civil rights sites in Natchez

Aug. 28, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture has received a $1,450 grant to create a map highlighting the civil rights movement in Natchez. Mayor Dan Gibson said the map will help tell the city's full history. “This is great news...

Passage on fertility to be removed from Polish textbook

Aug. 23, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The publisher of a new textbook in Poland says it is removing a passage on human fertility that many interpreted as being about in vitro fertilization and which caused widespread offense. The publishing house, Bialy Kruk, said Monday that that it disagreed...

Montgomery to mark 66th anniversary of Bus Boycott

Aug. 21, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery is marking the 66th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a series of celebrations and events next week. Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested Dec. 1, 1955 after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a...