Rebecca Blackwell joined the AP as West Africa photographer in 2007, before moving to the Mexico City bureau in 2014. From her West Africa base in Dakar, Senegal, Rebecca covered news stories across the African continent, including conflicts in Ivory Coast and Central African Republic, the dangers of childbirth in rural Guinea-Bissau, a Somalian refugee crisis, and more elections and coups than she can count.
She was also part of the AP team that covered the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics. Originally from New York and New Jersey, Rebecca holds a degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.
She began her photographic career at a small weekly paper in New Jersey before moving to Senegal to freelance in 2004. From her new base in Mexico City, Rebecca covers a range of general news and features, including the difficult journey through Mexico faced by Central American migrants trying to reach the U.S. (AP)
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“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before," Trump said.
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- The Root
Another day, another Karen. A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. Yes, just standing. The woman accused the man of being a burglar but insisted race had “nothing to do” with her choice to profile him.
Either that or he's listening to a lot of Bo Burnham.
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- Country Living
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Pete Davidson wore a T-shirt with a cryptic message a day after announcing his split from Kim Kardashian
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- Giants Wire
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- E! News
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- The Courier
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- Fox News
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- The Hill
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- The Hill
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