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Officers plead not guilty in police van paralysis case

Jan. 11, 2023 15:43 PM EST

Five Connecticut police officers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges accusing them of cruelly mistreating a Black man after he was partially paralyzed in a police van with no seat belts when the driver braked hard. The New Haven officers entered the pleas during their second...

Mississippi agency denies NAACP's water discrimination claim

Jan. 08, 2023 16:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi environmental regulator has denied claims that the state agency he leads discriminated against the capital city of Jackson in its distribution of federal funds for wastewater treatment. In a recently unearthed letter to the U.S. Environmental...

$600M designated for struggling water system in Mississippi

Dec. 23, 2022 18:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The federal government will put $600 million toward repairing the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city — a project that the mayor has said could cost billions of dollars. Funding for Jackson water is included in a $1.7 trillion federal...

NAACP: 'Scant' info in records about election integrity unit

Nov. 29, 2022 18:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia NAACP said Tuesday it was “deeply disappointed” after receiving “scant” information of substance in response to a wide-ranging public records request it made with the state's Republican attorney general about his new election integrity unit. ...

S. Carolina's US House maps under scrutiny because of race

Nov. 29, 2022 17:03 PM EST

A trial to determine whether South Carolina’s congressional maps are legal closes Tuesday with arguments over whether the state Legislature diluted Black voting power by remaking the boundaries of the only U.S. House district Democrats have flipped in more than 30 years. The trial...

Justice Thurgood Marshall's wife 'Cissy' Marshall dies at 94

Nov. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced. Marshall’s husband became the high court’s...

NAACP pays $20K deposit for election integrity unit info

Nov. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Seeking to learn more about the election integrity unit of Virginia’s attorney general’s office, the state’s chapter of the NAACP has put down a $20,000 deposit to fulfill a request for unit records. Virginia’s NAACP President Robert Barnette said...

Musk: People banned from Twitter won't be restored for weeks

Nov. 02, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elon Musk said Wednesday that Twitter will not allow anyone who has been kicked off the site to return until it sets up procedures on how to do that, a process that will take at least a few weeks. That would mean people banned from the site for violating Twitter's...