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Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A Swiss-Italian television host apologized Wednesday for mimicking Asians on a satirical TV program after her actions drew protests on social media. “I am truly sorry and I apologize if I hurt anybody,’’ Michelle Hunziker said in English in a video...

Minnesota shooting charging decision awaited, protests go on

Apr. 14, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

Apr. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

"We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers Land and Legacy,” by Natalie Baszile (Amistad) Farming would seem to be one occupation that Black Americans could find refuge from discrimination. Consumers choose their fruits and veggies by their...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...

Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

Apr. 14, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning. Many will also be watching for any signs of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with his elder brother Prince William. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Senate filibuster test over Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to start debate on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Biden picks first person of color to head Census fulltime

Apr. 13, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would pick the president of the American Statistical Association to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as it works toward releasing data from the 2020 census that will be used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts. If...