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Indiana racial justice activist lied about being Black

Sep. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A high-profile Indiana activist known for racial and social justice advocacy has apologized for lying about being Black, according to a published report. Satchuel Cole, who uses they and them pronouns, has worked with Indiana chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial...

Rally with Jacob Blake's family held in North Carolina

Sep. 20, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of Jacob Blake’s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate” nearly a month after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Those comments came from...

Crowd protests charges against Denver anti-racism leaders

Sep. 19, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — People gathered at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver on Saturday to protest the filing of felony charges against several leaders of racial justice demonstrations. Six protesters, including organizers of demonstrations over the killing of Black 23-year-old Elijah McClain in Aurora, could...

Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job back

Sep. 18, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is Black, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in...

Miami Herald apologizes for 'racist' insert column

Sep. 17, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Herald is investigating how it published a paid insert with what it called “racist and anti-Semitic commentary” and distributed to readers of its Spanish-language sister paper. The Florida daily’s publisher Aminda Marqués González earlier this week said...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Sep. 17, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Sep. 16, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

FILE - Larry Wilmore attends the 2019 Writers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 17, 2019. Wilmore is back on TV and ready to talk politics on his new Peacock streaming show. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

Sep. 16, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Wilmore has been down the road as a talk show host before, with a Comedy Central show that was here and gone in two seasons — taking with it his droll and incisive brand of satire. “Wilmore,” his new weekly series for the recently launched Peacock streaming...

Michigan Catholic priest compared BLM to 9/11 attackers

Sep. 15, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in suburban Detroit is apologizing after a fellow priest likened Black Lives Matter to the people responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The Rev. Paul Graney's homily Saturday created "division, anger, confusion and chaos,” the Rev. Bob McCabe...

In this image taken in July 2020 and made available by Pitt Rivers Museum, a case of Human Remains are taken into storage at the Pitt Rivers Museum, part of the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum has removed its famous collection of shrunken heads and other human remains from display as part of a broader effort to “decolonize’’ its collections. The museum, known as one of the world’s leading institutions for anthropology, ethnography and archaeology, had faced charges of racism and cultural insensitivity because it continued to display the items. (Hugh Warwick/Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford via AP)

UK museum in Oxford removes shrunken heads from display

Sep. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum has removed its famous collection of shrunken heads and other human remains from display as part of a broader effort to “decolonize’’ its collections. The museum, known as one of the world’s leading institutions for...