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FILE - This July 8, 2016 file photo shows the shadow of a protester with a bullhorn in front of Phoenix Police Department headquarters as hundreds of marchers take to the streets to protest against fatal shootings of black men by police, in Phoenix. Phoenix City Council members Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening. The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after a record number of officer shootings in past years and the uproar over a videotaped encounter last summer between officers and a black family whose young daughter took a doll from a dollar store. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

Feb. 26, 2020 12:43 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening. The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after Phoenix had more...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

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Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Feb. 25, 2020 8:02 PM EST

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the museum to the...

Bill introduced to undo Beshear's remake of school board

Feb. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans upset about the new Kentucky governor's overhaul of the state school board responded Tuesday with a bill that would block similar reorganizations from occurring again. Senate President Robert Stivers introduced the bill and predicted quick action on it in the GOP-dominated...

In this Feb. 20, 2020, photo, items from H&M’s new street wear collection are displayed at a store in New York. The collection was designed in collaboration with Ruth Carter, the Academy-Award winning designer behind the costumes for films such as “Black Panther” and “Malcolm X.

More companies get into business of Black History Month

Feb. 25, 2020 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. Some businesses are using February to show off the diversity...

Ohio infant deaths decrease, but racial disparity continues

Feb. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of infant deaths in Ohio decreased overall in the latest figures, including a substantial drop in deaths of black babies, but racial disparity continues, the Health Department said Tuesday. The state recorded 938 infant deaths in 2018, down from 982 the previous year for an...

FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, Dylann Roof arrives to a courtroom at the Charleston County Judicial Center in Charleston, S.C., to enter his guilty plea on murder charges. The white supremacist church shooter staged a hunger strike in February 2020 while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

Feb. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated...

Board votes to seek help in investigating racial claims

Feb. 25, 2020 4:01 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county board of commissioners has voted to begin investigating whether a white commission member made racist remarks to a black county manager. In a Feb. 11 letter, Durham County Manager Wendell M. Davis said Commissioner Heidi Carter harbors “an inherent...

FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau will keep their personal information confidential. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 7 in 10 Americans say it’s extremely or very likely they will participate in the census this year. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans plan to participate in census

Feb. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau will keep their personal information confidential, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 7 in 10 Americans say...

In this Jan. 15, 2020 photo, Matthew Gutierrez attends a community forum in Madison, Wis. Thirteen black community leaders sent a letter to the Madison School Board last week expressing doubts in Gutierrez's ability to lead the district. In January, the district announced that Matthew Gutierrez, 39, would take over as superintendent on June 1. (Logan Wroge/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Black leaders worry about Madison school district's new head

Feb. 25, 2020 3:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Black community leaders are criticizing the choice to lead the Madison school district, saying they have little confidence that he would be able to adequately respond to the concerns of black students or to lead a district that is significantly larger than the one he has been leading....