Tianna Spears joined the State Department in 2018, looking forward to the promise of a fulfilling career. She left after less than two years, and is one of a growing number to speak out recently about the special challenges faced by minority foreign service officers.
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Demetria McFarland, a teacher who is spearheading the move to relocate the Confederate statue, says growing up in Marshall, Texas, "We always knew what it stood for. It was just one of those taboo things."
San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks to a group protesting police racism outside City Hall on June 1. On Friday she announced plans to divert $120 million from the city's police to efforts that address inequities in the Black community.
Leslie Jones announces the 2020 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series Tuesday during the 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcements in Los Angeles.
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People wave thin blue line flags while they attend a Back the Blue rally in support of police departments on Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Mass. on June 20.
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Minnie Forbes (right) took over as owner of the Detroit Stars from her uncle Ted Raspberry (center) in 1956. Forbes, now 88, is the last living Negro Leagues team owner.
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Former President Barack Obama gives the eulogy at the funeral service for Rep. John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Lewis, a civil rights icon and fierce advocate of voting rights for African Americans, died on July 17 at the age of 80.
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Former President Barack Obama tells mourners Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they can honor the late Rep. John Lewis by helping to revitalize voting rights.
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Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday.
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Since COVID-19 has much of the Navajo Nation stuck at home, farmer Tyrone Thompson says it's the perfect time for them to return to their agricultural roots.
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