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LOS ANGELES | Yara Shahidi urges fight against ‘identity blind narrative’

LOS ANGELES— Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an “identity blind narrative” in the struggle for acceptance of all. “We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of ethnicity, gender, identity, sexuality, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Yara Shahidi urges fight against ‘identity blind narrative’

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era minister, dies in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, South Africa‘s foreign minister in the last years of apartheid, has died at the age 86. Botha’s son, Roelof, on Friday told South Africa’s eNCA news outlet that his father died at his home after an illness. Pik Botha was a prominent figure in the country’s white minority government at the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era minister, dies in South Africa

SANTA ROSA, Calif | Rebuilding is a struggle after California wine country fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif — Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp’s new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California’s most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She’s had to dip into retirement savings to cover a $300,000 shortfall … Continue reading SANTA ROSA, Calif | Rebuilding is a struggle after California wine country fires