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Poet Natasha Trethewey Reckons With Her Mother's Murder and Growing Up Biracial in the South

"In trying to forget the violence, I lost more of her than I would have liked," the poet says about her mother Gwen, who was murdered by her second husband 35 years ago
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Oprah Winfrey Sets Up 26 Billboards Outside Louisville, Kentucky for Breonna Taylor

The billboards — 26 representing the years of Breonna Taylor's life — demand that the police involved in the killing of the young EMT be arrested and charged

Why Author Edward Ball Opened Up About His Family’s Racist Past in Life of a Klansman

“I wanted to write an origin story for white supremacy,” the author tells PEOPLE. “This is my family history and it’s relevant to the present. I thought I might be able to help"

Family of 4 Found Clinging to Overturned Boat Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

The family members — consisting of two adults and their children, aged 11 and 8 — were rescued off the coast of Venice, Louisiana