Cultures

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
January 18, 2021 - 10:51 am
DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated to...
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Unique Morgan Dunston pauses in her hometown of Albertville, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, before a protest against a Confederate monument and flag located on the lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse. Transformed by leaving the virtually all-white town where she grew up, Dunston has been leading the demonstrations since August. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
January 03, 2021 - 7:52 am
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — During her final year at Albertville High School in 2015, teachers gave Unique Morgan Dunston a citizenship award and fellow seniors voted her the class clown. Today, she's the target of death threats and jeers on Main Street. The change is because of what Dunston does now...
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FILE - In this early Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, a man walks past the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The historic congregation at the heart of Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had preached, sits at the intersection of national politics and the fate of a handful of pressing national policy fights. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
January 03, 2021 - 7:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — For decades, the red-bricked Gothic Revival church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached has been a monument to the history of Black Americans' fight for civil rights and the legacy of an activist icon. It took a high-stakes Senate race and a Trump-era cultural debate...
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. One million people would usually crowd the Sydney Harbor to watch the annual fireworks that center on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But this year authorities advised revelers to watch the fireworks on television as the two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria battle to curb new COVID-19 outbreaks. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
December 31, 2020 - 11:17 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has changed one word in its national anthem to reflect what the prime minister called “the spirit of unity” and the country's Indigenous population. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on New Year’s Eve announced that the second line of the anthem, Advance Australia...
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December 14, 2020 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state authorities say they are cracking down on a wave of illegal schemes that have proliferated during the pandemic and prey upon the desperation of people who have lost jobs in the outbreak's economic upheaval. The scams have ranged from the work-from-home reselling...
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Leesa Kelly, left, walks past plywood mural boards as she and Kenda Zellner-Smith, background right, and volunteers meet at a warehouse, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis to organize them. The two women formed the Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement to preserve the painted expressions and pain born of outrage after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 13, 2020 - 7:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. But as their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope that...
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Volunteers assemble signs before a rally for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Casto in Lilburn, Ga., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The rally was part of an effort to register and mobilize voters in Georgia's growing Latino population for the two Democratic candidates in the Georgia's twin Jan. 5 Senate runoffs that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
December 12, 2020 - 6:12 am
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — As Georgia heads into two key runoffs that will determine control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are hoping to count on Latino voters who helped tilt the state blue in November. But President Donald Trump rattled Democrats by winning larger-than-expected shares of Hispanic votes...
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December 07, 2020 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top book publishers is partnering with an award-winning education technology company that specializes in bilingual materials for kids. Macmillan Publishers announced Monday that it had formed a “strategic” relationship with Encantos, where products range from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England. The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials when it gave its consent Thursday Nov. 12, 2020, to controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England in order to ease congestion along a stretch widely prone to gridlock. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
December 05, 2020 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after protesters staged a “mass trespass” against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2020 file photo, Alycia Pascual-Pena, left, and Marley Ralph kneel while holding a Black Lives Matter banner during a protest in memory of Breonna Taylor, in Los Angeles. Taylor was killed in her apartment by members of the Louisville, Ky., Metro Police Department on March 13. The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, a prominent law enforcement training group, is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution. The document contains misinformation and inflammatory rhetoric that could incite officers against protesters and people of color, critics said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 02, 2020 - 10:33 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution. The document distributed by the...
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