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18 to stand trial after hazing death of Black student

Aug. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — All eighteen students accused of playing a role in the death of a Black student during an initiation ritual at a Belgian university have been ordered to stand trial, lawyers for the victim’s mother said on Thursday. Twenty-year-old Sanda Dia died in a...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 04, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. August 3, 2021. Editorial: Med Center makes right call on vaccine requirement Once again, much of southcentral Kentucky finds itself at a critical juncture in the seemingly endless fight against COVID-19. As of Tuesday,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 04, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 31, 2021. Editorial: Shocking prison murder plot demands full state investigation The details of the Associated Press story by Jason Dearen were shocking. Murder conspiracies always are, of course, but this plot to...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

COVID-19 cases growing faster in Minnesota's Black community

Aug. 04, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest data on the coronavirus in Minnesota shows the number of new cases is growing much faster in the Black community, which is seeing nearly twice the per capita case growth of any other racial or ethnic group. Health officials say the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Olympics carry a question: What does it mean to be Japanese?

Aug. 04, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two multiracial athletes, two high-profile roles: Rising NBA star Rui Hachimura carried the Japanese flag at the Olympics' opening ceremony. Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron. For Japan, it was a remarkable showcase of racial diversity — but one that also...

Dearing, who brought swimming diversity debate, loses race

Aug. 03, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport. She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong performance in Tokyo Bay, but it wasn’t to be. The first...

Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Founder of Charleston's esteemed Black community paper dies

Aug. 03, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James “Jim” French, the founder of a weekly paper that has served as a mainstay for Black communities in Charleston, South Carolina, for nearly half a century, has died. He was 94. French, who founded The Charleston Chronicle in 1971, died...