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Ashley Cleveland is a volunteer with Outdoor Afro, in Salt Lake City, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Utah is known for its outdoors culture, but people of color often don't have the same level of access to the state's famous natural features. Cleveland, 32, is an advisory committee member for the state Office of Outdoor Recreation and Utah’s only volunteer leader for Outdoor Afro, a nonprofit that helps Black people meet up and engage with the outdoors. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Advocate encourages people of color to explore the outdoors

Sep. 19, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ashley Cleveland was 8 years old, walking through Sequoia National Park, when a park ranger pointed out a banana slug dragging itself across the forest floor. The ranger explained the anatomy and diet of the slug to Cleveland and the group of young campers, and asked if any of them...

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...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy while posing for photographs at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Analysis: Naomi Osaka is poised to lead tennis on, off court

Sep. 13, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka is at the top of tennis right now, poised to lead the way on the court -- and off it -- for years to come. Still just 22, she already owns three Grand Slam titles after winning the U.S. Open. All were claimed in a span of the past seven major tournaments, thanks primarily to her...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

Sep. 12, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka...

Jennifer Brady, of the United States, reacts after defeating Yulia Putintseva, of Kazakhstan, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

American Brady overcomes jitters to reach US Open semifinals

Sep. 8, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

Chris Evert says the subdued atmosphere at the U.S. Open has helped American Jennifer Brady make a lot of noise. Brady notched the biggest victory yet in her breakout run at the Open, beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday. Seeded 28th, Brady said she was nervous at the start of her first...

Kendrik Clemons, left, and Charles McMillon pose for a photo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Tallahassee, Florida. The two are raising concerns about an incident a week earlier in which a white couple in Tallahassee fired shots in what the men call a case of racial profiling by would-be vigilantes seeking street justice over something as petty as siphoned gasoline. They weren't injured but they worry whether the legal system is taking the case seriously enough. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Shots fired, and 2 Black Florida men worry about justice

Sep. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Minutes after pulling into a Florida strip mall parking lot, gunshots rang out in the darkness. Charles McMillon told his 10-year-old son and another passenger to take cover. McMillon, who is Black, said a white couple approached with guns in their hands. That’s when he put...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2020, file photo, Jacob Blake's sister Letetra Widman, center, and uncle Justin Blake, left, march at a rally for Jacob Blake Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Authorities have been reluctant to release even the most basic information about the incident or details about the white officer who shot Blake seven times in the back. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Absent details, police shooting narratives seek to distract

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A familiar narrative emerged in the days that followed Jacob Blake’s shooting by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one seen many times after a Black man or woman is killed or grievously wounded by police: That somehow Blake's actions or his past can explain why an officer fired...

FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, who called himself “the Antifa hunter” as he waged an online campaign to terrorize and harass those who opposed his white supremacist ideology, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

'Antifa hunter' gets 3 years for online racist threats

Aug. 31, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

A Florida man who called himself “the Antifa hunter” as he waged an online campaign to terrorize and harass those who opposed his white supremacist ideology was sentenced on Monday to more than three years in prison. Daniel McMahon, 32, of Brandon, Florida, pleaded guilty in April to using social...

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 April 23, 2020, file photo House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, takes her mask off to speak during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, after it passed the House on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Maxine Waters said she started focusing on police violence in 1979 after Los Angeles police shot a Black homemaker, Eula Love, during a confrontation over an unpaid gas bill.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Black lawmakers reflect on civil rights then, and now

Aug. 28, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation is once again at a crossroads over racial inequity, marking the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” yet torn apart by the Black Lives Matter protests against the police shooting of another Black man, this time in...