N'dea Yancey-Bragg, USA TODAY

N'dea Yancey-Bragg


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Recent articles by N'dea:

Grand jury declines to indict woman whose accusation led to Emmett Till lynching

A grand jury declined to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman whose accusation led to the 1955 lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till. → Read More

Georgia dad, son sentenced to life for hate crimes in Arbery death; 3rd defendant gets 35 years

Greg and Travis McMichael were sentenced to life in prison for violating Ahmaud Arbery's civil rights. William "Roddie" Bryan was given 35 years. → Read More

People rescued from homes, vehicles after 'historic rainfall' in St. Louis causes flash flooding

Thunderstorms drenched the St. Louis metro area in a "historic rainfall" causing flash floods and road closures. → Read More

Mississippi police chief fired after leaked audio captured racist rant, him bragging about killing 13 people

Former Lexington Police Chief Sam Dobbins was fired after heard on leaked audio using racist and homophobic slurs while bragging about killing people → Read More

Four members of one family were shot during the Highland Park shooting. They all survived.

Zoe Kolpack was standing along the Highland Park Fourth of July parade route when she and three of her family members were shot. → Read More

Opal Lee helped make Juneteenth a national holiday. At 95, she's still got work to do.

Opal Lee, 95, helped make Juneteenth a national holiday. Now she wants to use it as an opportunity for education, healing and celebration. → Read More

They survived school shootings. Now their own kids are in classrooms amid rising epidemic

For survivors of school shootings who have grown up to have children, the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, inflames anxieties about sending kids to class. → Read More

14 students, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott says. The shooter is also dead, Abbott says.

It is the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shocking attack in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, almost a decade ago. → Read More

Thousands gather for nationwide 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies for abortion rights

Hundreds of events supporting abortion rights were held, including ones in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. → Read More

'It just feels very unsafe': Florida drop tower death shows safety features exclude some larger riders

After Tyre Sampson fell to his death from an unsafely modified ride, plus size travelers say parks need to do a better job of accommodating them safely. → Read More

Patrick Lyoya escaped violence in Congo for the 'safe haven' of the US. Then police killed him.

Patrick Lyoya's death sheds light on painful irony of Black migrants fleeing violence in their home countries only to encounter it in the U.S. → Read More

Third arrest made in connection to Sacramento mass shooting that left 6 dead

Police have announced three arrests after a chaotic shooting in downtown Sacramento left six dead over the weekend. → Read More

A California couple told police their 2 adopted sons went missing in 2020. Now they're charged with murder.

Adoptive parents who reported two of their children missing in 2020 have been charged with killing the California boys, officials said this week. → Read More

One year after Atlanta spa shootings, 'prevention is the key' to fighting anti-Asian hate crimes

Experts say lawmakers need to do more to prevent hate crimes against Asian Americans and make the community feel safe. → Read More

Jury finds Ahmaud Arbery's killers guilty of federal hate crimes

Jurors found Travis and Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan guilty of hate crimes in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. → Read More

Quarter of hospitals report 'critical staffing shortages'; immunocompromised can get 4th vaccine shot: COVID-19 updates

A quarter of hospitals are reporting "critical staffing shortages." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 'Today' host Savannah Guthrie test positive. → Read More

In life sentence for men convicted of Ahmaud Arbery's murder, will they get chance at parole?

A judge will decide if the life sentences for Travis and Gregory McMichael and William Bryan will come with parole in Ahmaud Arbery's murder. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict in murder trial over Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting

Jurors have reached a verdict in the murder trial of three Georgia men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery last year. → Read More

Jurors have been selected in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing. What we know about them.

This is what we know about the jurors who will decide if three men are guilty of Ahmaud Arbery's murder. → Read More

Push to disband Minneapolis police fails despite calls for reform after George Floyd death

The vote to replace the police department divided the community and was seen as a test of the police reform movement sparked by George Floyd's death. → Read More