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Civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson dies

She never became a household name, but the grainy photos of Amelia Boynton Robinson crumpled on the side of the road in Selma, Ala., after being tear-gassed and beaten …

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies

The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins' family said a heart attack was the cause of death. Officials said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest …

Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader

A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.


9/11 survivor seen in iconic photo covered in dust dies

A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.


Teen falls to his death from fire escape on Uptown condo

On the weekend before he was to start 11th grade at Minneapolis Southwest High School, Blake Fannin fell four stories early Sunday while climbing on a fire escape.


Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.


Fridley math teach Evelyn Vietz had special connection with students

For a teacher, there’s no higher praise than kudos from students. And Evelyn “Evie” Vietz got plenty of them after teaching math for 34 years in the Fridley School …