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Shots fired at police, journalists in Martinique COVID riots

Nov. 26, 2021 12:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Shots were fired overnight at security forces and journalists on the French Caribbean island of Martinique amid violent protests against COVID-19 restrictions, France's interior minister said on Friday. Several police officers have been injured, Interior...

Montgomery faces fine, lawsuit for dropping Confederate name

Nov. 25, 2021 11:39 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's capital city last month removed the Confederate president's name from an avenue and renamed it after a lawyer known for his work during the civil rights movement. Now the state attorney general says the city must pay a fine or face a...

2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands

Nov. 24, 2021 20:44 PM EST

The trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery had vastly different outcomes. But coming just days apart, they laid bare a dangerous and long-running current in the fight for racial equality: The move by some white Americans to grab guns and take their own stand...

Labor leader apologizes for likening Holocaust to mandates

Nov. 03, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas labor leader apologized Wednesday for remarks he made during a legislative hearing comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews. Cornell Beard said the International Association of Machinists and...

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...

Indiana AFL-CIO's top leaders reelected at labor goup

Oct. 30, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top leaders of the Indiana AFL-CIO have been reelected to four-year terms to lead a group of some 400 local labor organizations around the state. Brett Voorhies was unopposed for a third term as president during the recent statewide AFL-CIO...

Bid considered to wipe Alabama arrest records of King, Parks

Oct. 30, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The quest by a civil rights pioneer to have her arrest record wiped clean after nearly 70 years after she protested racial segregation has raised the possibility of similar bids to clear the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., whose convictions remain on...

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of '55 arrest record

Oct. 26, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager Claudette Colvin did the same. Convicted of assaulting a police officer while being arrested, she was placed on...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

Exhibit honoring black migrants to be unveiled in Wisconsin

Oct. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Pastor Tyrone Patrick’s grandfather, Robert Patrick, worked picking cotton in Mississippi and could “out-pick anybody.” The more cotton he picked, the more money he made, because he was paid by the pound. With 14 children to help raise...