Still no luck on the h3 a element. I think it has something to do with the link because the rest of the info is the correct color. There is a callout in the Calendar plugin I am using that specifies that element (h3 a) as color: #fff; and that is in my child theme css. Could that be overriding this element as it is not specifically called out in the span?
I am ready to try changing that callout on the Child theme style.css and see if it makes a difference. However, that will change the h3 a link color in the Events Calendar. It uses the same span.fn
Do you have any suggestion for overriding that specific element in the excerpt-plus-custom.css?
Thanks so much for your input here. It IS giving me ideas to explore.