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Group seeks to combat misleading information online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading...

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson's...

Gloves linked to forced labor in China stopped at LA port

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shipment of women’s gloves at a California port has been traced to a factory that uses forced labor of people...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

Malaysia palm oil producer vows to clear name after U.S. ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of...

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food...

California to study reparations for Black Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will develop a detailed plan for reparations under a new law signed on Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making...

Seagram’s heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars...

House approves second bill aimed at forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the House on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at cracking down on U.S. imports...

US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses

Lawmakers said Friday that the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press...

China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over...

Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic...

UK’s National Trust details historic sites’ links to slavery

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s National Trust, which looks after hundreds of the country’s well-loved historic sites, has detailed how dozens of its properties have...

Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn...

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts...

Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. ...

The Latest: Biden says Russia will pay for election meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy...

Story of the Underground Railroad to Mexico gains attention

HOUSTON (AP) — While researching U.S. Civil War history in South Texas, Roseann Bacha-Garza came across the two unique families of the Jacksons and...

US halts imports from China’s Uighur region for forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four companies and a manufacturing facility in northwestern China were blocked Monday from shipping their products to the U.S. because of...

DC task force targets monuments, prompting fierce blowback

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

DC task force targets monuments, prompting fierce blowback

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

California moves to consider reparations for slavery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year

About 4,000 new laptop...

New statues stoke sensitivity between South Korea, Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

China: US Xinjiang warning ‘bad for the whole world’

BEIJING (AP) — China’s...

AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

Public pressure amid protests...

Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate...

Malaysian palm oil giant hit with forced labor allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An...

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) —...

Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden’ of US heroes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks

LONDON (AP) — British...

Court could end claims Nestle, Cargill abetted child labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —...

Race relations in Wisconsin capital are a tale of 2 cities

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Targeted sculptures linked to Wisconsin, Civil War history

CHICAGO (AP) — Protesters...

Slavery advocate’s statue removed in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) —...

Charleston votes to remove statue of slavery advocate

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) —...

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