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05:12 – Source: CNN How this young group of girls played an important role in fight against segregation In 1963, a group of young Black girls was held in the Leesburg Stockade jail for nearly 60 days without any charges. They were jailed for entering a theater through the front door and challenging segregation laws. CNN’s Randi Kaye […]

Pictured above is Coco Gauff at Wimbledon in 2019, where she beat Venus Williams in her first Grand Slam. Four years later, after winning the U.S. Open, Gauff has credited both Williams sisters for paving the way for her to succeed. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) After winning her first Grand Slam singles title over Aryna Sabalenka […]

Military jets bombed La Moneda presidential palace during the coup on Sept. 11, 1973, in Santiago, Chile. President Salvador Allende killed himself and Gen. Augusto Pinochet began a 17-year dictatorship. AP hide caption toggle caption AP Military jets bombed La Moneda presidential palace during the coup on Sept. 11, 1973, in Santiago, Chile. President Salvador […]

(RNS) — In the 2020 presidential election, President Joe Biden won the swing state of Pennsylvania by a margin of 80,555 votes, only barely outdoing Donald Trump’s hair’s breadth 2016 Pennsylvania victory with fewer than 45,000 votes. My city of Philadelphia has long been recognized as crucial to landing Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, but within […]

‘Weaponising food’ Russia suspended its participation in the BSGI on July 17 this year. The deal was signed in July 2022 following mediation by the UN and Türkiye in a bid to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports that had been placed under a blockade by Russia after it began its war […]

TALLAHASSEE — The number of people traveling to Florida during the second quarter of 2023 decreased compared to a year earlier, according to estimates released Wednesday by the state’s tourism-marketing agency. Florida drew an estimated 33.092 million visitors during the quarter, keeping the state slightly ahead of an overall record pace of visitors in 2022. […]

Amnesty International has appointed its Americas director Erika Guevara-Rosas as the new head of Global Research, Advocacy and Policy to help lead the organization’s ambitious human rights agenda around the world. “With the world facing multiple existential crises, from armed conflicts and the climate collapse to the rise of anti-rights movements, Amnesty International is more […]

At traditional Vacation Bible Schools, children are taught about biblical giants. At Patriot Camp in Drew County, they learn about more recent heroes as well. Next week at First Assembly of God in Monticello, children of all ages will get a crash course in history with an emphasis on World War II figures, including: Cornelia […]

Joshua Lott/Getty Images A study examining 865 mass shootings between 2015 and 2019 and whether mass shootings are a consequence of structural racism found Chicago, shown in the photo, had the greatest number of incidents during that period with 141, which led to 97 deaths and 583 injuries. CNN  —  Mass shootings in major metropolitan […]

DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press 13 mins ago LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The first Black woman has been named to lead the embattled Louisville Police Department in a full-time role, tasked with guiding a force under a federal consent decree and years of scrutiny since the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in 2020. Louisville interim police […]

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