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Remembering Emmett Till, 60 Years After Teen’s Death

Remembering Emmett Till, 60 Years After Teen’s Death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a Black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young [...]
When faced with adversity, New Orleans teenager Rahsaan Ison took what ultimately could have been a negative life experience and transformed it into something that could be used for positive change. In January 2014, Rahsaan was a student at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), when he crossed railroad tracks and a parked [...]
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Katrina Families Are Rebuilding – Wherever They AreHOUSTON (AP) — Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington’s modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids’ shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven. It was that way back in her native New Orleans, too [...]
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Hurricane Katrina in Photos: Then and NowWhen Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake. Storm surge and winds ripped the top off a church steeple in Mississippi, left a tangle of fishing boats sitting in the middle of a Louisiana highway, and ripped holes into the New Orleans [...]
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Fast-Food Chains Could Get Unions Thanks to Labor RulingNEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday. The ruling, which came from a case involving a waste management company and its [...]
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Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes AwayBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence Black people faced while fighting for the right to vote. Fifty years after the beating, the activist in [...]
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Same-Sex Couples Win Fight for Marriage Licenses in Ky.MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug. A federal appeals court had just upheld a ruling ordering the clerk in their rural Kentucky county to issue marriage licenses to same-sex [...]
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NEW ORLEANS ­– When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant city ­– the place where jazz was born, where the food is legendary, where culture runs deep - had some big problems.
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Katrina Reflections: ‘I Am Very Thankful to Still Be Here’As I reflect on Aug. 29, 2005, I am very thankful to still be here. My family and I could not leave. So, we lived through the devastation where I resided in New Orleans East. Though we had gone to a hotel, we saw how Katrina destroyed our city. Ten years later, though things have [...]
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Katrina Reflections: Still in the StormAug. 28, 2005: “We’ve been on the road since 2 a.m. this morning, escaping the ‘storm of the century’; the worst storm to have ever attacked the city of New Orleans. Katrina is a Category 5 hurricane, with winds of 175 mph. Meteorologists and other officials are calling it ‘catastrophic.’ “We don’t know what we’ll go [...]
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