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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington.
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 6:01 am
Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.
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In Aug. 2, 2019, photo, Hadi Shakuur, CEO and founder of Muzbnb, a home-sharing site for Muslims, poses for a photograph in Washington.
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By See-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writer Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple's booking or doesn't respond to a Muslim woman's inquiry. The dominant brands — Airbnb, Booking.com...
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Sarah Silverman
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August 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman has said she was once fired from a movie after producers found a sketch from 2007 in which she wore blackface make-up. In an episode of her former Comedy Central show "The Sarah Silverman Program" that she has said she no longer stands by,...
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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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June 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a...
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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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Darlene Star Jones from Star Fusion Restaurant
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Hadas Kuznits
June 07, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Black Restaurant Week is about more than just food. The second annual culinary fest takes over Philly this Sunday through June 23, celebrating the flavors of African-American, African and Caribbean cuisines. Darlene Star Jones from Star Fusion Restaurant in Overbrook...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 11, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection...
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Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
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April 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
By Sara Burnett and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, a...
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New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy leads a meeting at in Camden about Nurture NJ.
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David Madden
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly will consider a 14-bill package passed in a pair of committees that addresses maternal death rates in the state, particularly among African-American women. At the same time, the state is kicking off an informational campaign targeting new...
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LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston.
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January 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a turn in the case suggesting the attack was not a hate crime as asserted...
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