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Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

ATLANTA (AP) — The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t show is that Atlanta was rebuilt with slavery’s successor: convict labor, wor...

Remembering a relentless publicist, never too proud to beg

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 15 years ago, while working on a story about the New York Post's famous Page Six column, I needed some perspective on the gossip industry. So I sought out Bobby ...

Shooting victim's husband says police detained him for hours

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who survived the shooting that killed his wife at an Atlanta-area massage business last week said police treated him badly, detaining him in handcuffs for four hours after the att...

Black space engineer, housing advocate Ken Kelly dies at 92

Kenneth C. Kelly, a Black electronics engineer whose antenna designs contributed to the race to the moon, made satellite TV and radio possible and helped NASA communicate with Mars rovers and search f...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2021. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5,...

Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs fro...

Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against ...

Advocates race to find Georgia voters who cast bad ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Advocates for both presidential candidates raced Friday to find every person in Georgia who submitted a flawed ballot before time ran out to fix the paperwork in a race that could be de...

Activist for Georgia's homeless and death-row inmates dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Murphy Davis, a determined advocate for death row inmates and homeless people in Georgia, died on Thursday of complications related to cancer. She was 72. Davis had be...

Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'

WASHINGTON (AP) — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audi...

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in N. Carolina, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kent...

Martin Luther King's traffic ticket changed history's course

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — On this day 60 years ago, a black man driving a white woman was pulled over in a traffic stop that would change the course of American history. The incident was ...

60 years later, 'An Appeal for Human Rights' still resonates

ATLANTA (AP) — Sixty years have passed since Roslyn Pope came home from Europe to a segregated South and channeled her frustrations into writing “An Appeal for Human Rights.” The do...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 5, the 65th day of 2020. There are 301 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 5, ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 1-7

March 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 94. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 93. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 76. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 76. Actor Dirk Benedict ("The A Te...