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Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

Sep. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works by Natalie Diaz and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, whose “Travesty Generator” features...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 16, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: New York City Council, Don’t Roll Back Police Reforms The New York Times Sept. 13 In June, as New York City was gripped by protests over the death of George Floyd, the City Council passed legislation banning police...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 9, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 8 The Los Angles Times on the wildfires in California, climate change and human error: After an extended weekend of wildfires, part of an early fire season that has already seen a record 2 million acres burned and Death Valley-like...

Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small holds a news conference on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 11, 2020. Small will lead a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in which the words

Compromise keeps 'Black Lives Matter' paint off Boardwalk

Sep. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” protest that arose amid threats of vandalism and arrest ended in Atlantic City's mayor and a community activist who had threatened to paint those words on the seaside gambling resort's historic Boardwalk peacefully joining together Friday....

FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The nation's largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct

Aug. 31, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer's union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department's internal disciplinary system for such a penalty. Now, the nation's largest police...

A man stands in the Reflecting Pool as people attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'

Aug. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police brutality and racist violence targeting Black...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington. Black Lives Matter activists are holding a virtual Black National Convention Friday, Aug. 28, to adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reforms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Black National Convention puts spotlight on police brutality

Aug. 27, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists are holding their first Black National Convention Friday, a virtual event that will adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reform. The...

FILE - Tyrese Gibson attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards on Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J.   Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice

Aug. 27, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence, murders and psychological trauma in the Watts neighborhood of Southern Los Angeles. But the artist known for R&B hits focused on love (“Sweet Lady”)...

The Rev. Al Sharpton listens during an interview at his office, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. For more than three decades, Sharpton, 65, has been an advocate for Black American families seeking justice in the wake of violence that highlight systemic racism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace

Aug. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old...

Today in History

Aug. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 19, the 232nd day of 2020. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the objective of capturing Washington D.C. On this date: In 1807, Robert...