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Thousands protest migrant deaths at Spain-Morocco border

Jul. 01, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people in several Spanish cities protested Friday over the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer. June 21, 2022. Editorial: The Black Lives Matter movement drives a resurgence at NC’s HBCU’s On this Juneteenth the Black Lives Matter movement can claim a major accomplishment: It has helped to reinvigorate...

Bowser wins Democratic primary for mayor in Washington, D.C.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, overcoming a progressive rival and virtually guaranteeing that she will win a third consecutive term to lead a city confronting inequality, crime and public safety concerns. Bowser...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...

For K-pop supergroup BTS, questions remain about its future

Jun. 20, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The surprise announcement by BTS last week that they were taking a break to focus on members’ solo projects stunned their global fanbase, shaking their label's stock price and leaving many questions about the K-pop supergroup’s future. HYBE, the...

Protester hurt by driver during BLM demonstration sues

Jun. 17, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle resident critically injured by a driver during a Black Lives Matter demonstration has filed a lawsuit against the state, city and suspected driver. Dawit Kelete is accused of hitting two protesters, killing one of them, after driving around roadway...

2 more resign from contentious Oregon school board

Jun. 16, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Two members of the a school board in Oregon have announced their resignations at a board meeting this week, citing controversial board decisions in the past year. Newberg School District board member Rebecca Piros said she can no longer work with people who...

Bishop punishes school over Black Lives Matter, Pride flags

Jun. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Diocese of Worcester has told a local middle school that it can no longer identify itself as a Catholic school because it disobeyed the bishop's order to take down its Black Lives Matter and Pride flags. The Boston Globe reports that Worcester Bishop...

Spokane to pay $210K to settle lawsuit over BLM protest

Jun. 10, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The city of Spokane will pay a woman $210,000 after police fired a nonlethal bean bag round at her throat during a downtown Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020. The projectile strike forced Chandra Haine to undergo surgery, and her physical and mental...

Woman struck by rubber bullet at protest sues Seattle police

Jun. 03, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who was struck in the eye with a so-called “rubber sbullet” during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, causing an injury that required surgery, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Seattle Police Department. Nikita Tarver alleges an...