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3 romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be re-released

3 romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be re-released

Stacey Abrams is known as a fierce voting rights advocate, a former gubernatorial candidate and a rising star in the Democratic Party. But the Georgia Democrat is also known by another name: Selena Montgomery. Berkley, a Penguin House imprint, announced last week that it will re-release three romance novels Abrams wrote under the pen name…MORE

Wingate University in North Carolina acknowledges its namesake sold slaves

Wingate University, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina, has set up a committee to determine “next steps” after learning its namesake, Washington Manly Wingate, sold slaves a year before the Civil War. The committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, town officials and others will discuss next steps, the university said in a…MORE

Shooting at downtown Phoenix hotel leaves one dead, several others injured

An overnight shooting at a hotel in downtown Phoenix left one dead and several others injured, police said Sunday morning. Police Sgt. Margaret Cox said during a news conference that one adult male was found dead inside the hotel and at least seven others were taken to the hospital with gunshot injuries. She said all…MORE

High school senior donates college savings after landing prestigious scholarship

Joshua Nelson landed a full-ride scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University. Now the Missouri native wants to pay it forward by donating his college savings to another high school senior. Nelson, a senior at St. Charles West High School, was one of only five students selected for the prestigious President’s Scholarship at the university. A…MORE

Arizona’s Copper Canyon Fire grows to 2,560 acres

A brush fire that broke out Friday east of Phoenix, Arizona, grew to 2,560 acres on Saturday, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The Copper Canyon Fire was about 20% contained as of late Saturday, the department said on Twitter. Fire crews were focused on the northern side of the fire…MORE

Native Americans weren’t alone on the Trail of Tears. Enslaved Africans were, too

Native Americans weren’t alone on the Trail of Tears. Enslaved Africans were, too

When Alaina E. Roberts started piecing her family’s history together she made a surprising discovery that changed what it meant to be a Black American. Her father’s ancestors in Oklahoma were once enslaved by Native Americans. Nearly a century before Tulsa’s Greenwood District became a beacon of Black prosperity in the 1920s, Native American tribes…MORE

People of color have a new enemy: techno-racism

People of color have a new enemy: techno-racism

As protesters take to the streets to fight for racial equality in the United States, experts in digital technology are quietly tackling a lesser known but related injustice. It’s called techno-racism. And while you may not have heard of it, it’s baked into some of the technology we encounter every day. Digital technologies used by…MORE