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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Spanish moss swayed in the trees over Savannah’s windswept Laurel Grove South Cemetery as about 30 people gathered to join a free tour showcasing final resting places of the city’s African-American heroes.

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MADISON, Wis. — Deaths and confirmed cases of the coronavirus are spiking in Milwaukee’s black community, leading public health and civic leaders to sound the alarm that decades of social, political and economic disadvantages are creating a toxic stew that puts people’s lives at risk like no…

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CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind…

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The staff adviser to Iowa State University’s student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout after student activists demanded his firing over an old Instagram post showing him in blackface.

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As the coronavirus crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a…

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A man wounded by police in a case that sparked protests around North Carolina’s capital city was raising a gun when he was shot, according to a preliminary investigative report, which comes as community activists press for increased police transparency and accountability.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two police officers at a North Carolina university were placed on administrative leave after video emerged of them grabbing a student’s neck, forcing him to the ground and threatening to spray him with Mace during an arrest inside a university dorm.