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Review: ‘Who We Are’ offers a searing view of racism in US

Jan. 15, 2022 10:44 AM EST

“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a searing documentary based on a lecture he’s spent a decade perfecting. Obviously, nobody in the auditorium...

Alvin Bragg sworn in as Manhattan DA, taking over Trump case

Jan. 01, 2022 00:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney. Now he’s weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the first former president ever charged with a crime. As district attorney, Bragg...

A look at de Blasio's NYC mayoral tenure and what's next

Dec. 29, 2021 15:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio swept into the New York City mayor’s office eight years ago promising a liberal remolding of the nation’s largest city that would level deep inequities and reform police practices. He had some successes, delivering on a promise to offer universal...

A look at de Blasio's NYC mayoral tenure and what's next

Dec. 29, 2021 15:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio swept into the New York City mayor’s office eight years ago promising a liberal remolding of the nation’s largest city that would level deep inequities and reform police practices. He had some successes, delivering on a promise to offer universal...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Dec. 23, 2021 18:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for a Taser was led away in handcuffs Thursday after a jury found her guilty of manslaughter in the death of Black motorist Daunte Wright. The mostly white jury deliberated for about 27...

Adams, Bragg win NYC election amid historic Black leadership

Nov. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New Yorkers this week chose Eric Adams as their next mayor and Alvin Bragg as the next Manhattan district attorney, they elevated two more Black men into high office at a time when the city and state are being led by a historic number of Black leaders. ...

Alvin Bragg elected Manhattan's 1st Black district attorney

Nov. 02, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump. Bragg, a 48-year-old civil rights lawyer...

Decades later, a new look at Black Panthers and their legacy

Oct. 31, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It once would have been unthinkable for a city to erect a monument to Huey P. Newton. The Black Panther Party co-founder was feared and hated by many Americans, and party members were dismissed as racist, gun-toting militants — Black avengers...

He's running for DA, challenging the NYPD and the status quo

Oct. 26, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the final votes are cast in an election likely to make him Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg is showing just how different a prosecutor he might be. Instead of stumping for votes all day, the Democrat is spending the...

'I can't breathe': Public inquiry into Garner's death begins

Oct. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement. Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, and other...