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Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

College baseball intent on increasing Black players, coaches

Jun. 24, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anthony Holman is the highest-ranking NCAA official at the College World Series and the man in charge of the Division I baseball championship. Holman is Black, and when he watches the games, he doesn't see many people who look like him on the field or in the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 22, 2022. Editorial: Keep people and pets safe during excessive heat We were surprised when Alexa, our virtual assistant, gave us a notification that it was dangerously hot outside. We’d never heard that warning from Alexa, but we hadn’t...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 21, 2022. Editorial: County, state need to recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year and the Frankfort City Commission followed suit, voting unanimously last June to make the...

Amazon providing $23M for affordable housing in Seattle

Jun. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Thursday it is providing $23 million to help minority-led organizations build or preserve more than 500 new affordable housing units in Seattle — the latest spending by a tech company to ease a severe housing crunch the industry has helped create. The...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...

Black veteran groups seek policy agenda on racial inequities

Jun. 23, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

As a young man in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Dabney Jr. wanted to blaze a path that could set his family up for a better life. So two weeks after high school graduation in 1998, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army. During nine years of service that included two tours in Iraq, Dabney...

SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Jun. 22, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

Briana Scurry’s U.S. national soccer team jersey is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in a permanent display that notes the contribution of Title IX to leveling the playing field. The law helped paved the way for the Black goalkeeper to...

Teacher denies he made Black students pick seeds from cotton

Jun. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A white school teacher in Rochester accused of telling his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton during a history lesson said in a lawsuit that allegations against him are false. Patrick Rausch said in a lawsuit filed Friday that he...