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Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the United States eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.

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Will Smith gets 10-year ban over Oscar slap

The motion picture academy has banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

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Ishmael Reed among Anisfield-Wolf Award winners

Author, playwright and longtime champion of multiculturalism Ishmael Reed is receiving a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to literature.

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Pope Francis calls for Easter truce in Ukraine

Pope Francis opened Holy Week on Sunday with a call for an Easter truce in Ukraine to make room for a negotiated peace, highlighting the need for leaders to “make some sacrifices for the good of the people.”

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National Urban League finds State of Black America is grim

ATLANTA The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim. This year’s Equality Index shows Black people still get only 73.9 percent of the American pie white people enjoy.

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Incoming U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson celebrated at White House ceremony

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” With those words, incoming Justice Ketanji Brown Jack- son acknowledged both the struggles and progress of Black Americans in her lifetime.

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Pressure grows for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving Jan. 6 insurrection probe

Suspicions are growing that the lone Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court used his

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Collins 1st GOP senator to support Judge Jackson for U.S. Supreme Court

Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced Wednesday that she would vote to seat Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the U.S. Supreme Court, delivering President Joe Biden a bipartisan vote for his first high court nominee.

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Singer Traci Braxton of ‘Braxton Family Values’ dies at 50

Singer Traci Braxton, who was featured with her family in the reality television series “Braxton Family Values,” died at age 50 on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

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Obama, Emhoff test positive for COVID-19

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Tuesday.

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