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Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...

Vigil, 'peace walk' in Chicago after police shooting of boy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People gathered around Chicago on Sunday to remember a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer and to call for changes in policing and an end to gun violence. Sunday's events followed the release of body-camera footage showing Chicago police...

Report: Blacks, Hispanics underrepresented in Va. colleges

Apr. 18, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from an educational reform group has found that Black and Hispanic students are woefully underrepresented in Virginia's public colleges and universities. According to the April 12 report from Education Reform Now, Blacks and Hispanics...

Spanish police bust clandestine 3D gun-printing workshop

Apr. 18, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Sunday that they have uncovered the first workshop using a 3D printer to make illegal firearms in the country. Police said that one person was arrested on Tenerife in the Canary Islands after being linked to the clandestine workshop...

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions

Apr. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access — or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, clergy have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression measures targeting Black and Hispanic people. ...

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

Apr. 18, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds of people...

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

Apr. 17, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community activist, more than two years ago to the very thing the teen fought fiercely against: gun...

China says US-Japan actions are stoking division

Apr. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China hit back at the U.S.-Japan show of alliance during talks between President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, calling it an "ironic attempt of stoking division.” China said Suga and Biden's news conference Friday, in which they...

Furman University unveils statue of its first Black student

Apr. 17, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman University has forever memorialized an image captured in 1965 of its first Black student, Joseph Vaughn. A bronze statue, unveiled Friday, was modeled after a photograph of Vaughn walking up to the campus' James B. Duke Library shortly...

Private school students walk out in support of Black teacher

Apr. 17, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 100 Baltimore private school students and teachers walked out of class Friday to show support for a Black teacher who resigned after posting a video describing her interaction with a white student. Adrienne Knight, a middle school drama teacher...