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How Stevie Wonder's 'Happy Birthday' helped form US holiday

Jan. 24, 2021 16:52 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the summer of 1979, Stevie Wonder called Coretta Scott King to tell her about a dream he had. “I said to her, you know, ‘I had a dream about this song. And I imagined in this dream I was doing this song. We were marching, too, with...

Kamala Harris' inauguration dress made by Louisiana designer

Jan. 23, 2021 15:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The father of the Baton Rouge native who designed Kamala Harris’ dress for Wednesday’s inauguration said watching the vice president take the oath of office in a purple dress his son designed is one of the proudest moments of his life. ...

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Jan. 21, 2021 13:30 PM EST

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also donned hues of purple....

Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

Jan. 18, 2021 17:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. ...