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UN body faults 'piecemeal' work to end racial discrimination

Sep. 30, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Recent initiatives in places like the Americas and Europe to end discrimination against people of African descent are mostly “piecemeal” and more efforts are needed to dismantle entrenched racism, the U.N. human rights office said Friday as it released a new report. ...

Report: Ex-Cal State Chancellor mishandled misconduct claims

Sep. 30, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former chancellor of California State University, the nation’s largest public university system, mishandled sexual misconduct allegations while he headed the Fresno campus, according to a report released Thursday. Joseph I. Castro failed to deal...

Sheriff probed after comments surface condemning Black staff

Sep. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff was recorded calling Black employees by derogatory names and saying they should be fired, a television station reported. Several Black officers in leadership positions were later demoted or fired. Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene...

Minus owner Sarver, Suns return for another run at NBA title

Sep. 26, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All-Stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul, along with freshly paid Deandre Ayton and coach Monty Williams, are back together for another run at an elusive NBA title. One man who apparently won't be along on the journey — team owner Robert Sarver. The...

Documentary explores history of asylum for Black patients

Sep. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the American Psychiatric Association celebrated its 175th anniversary three years ago in San Francisco, it featured photographs of two Virginia mental institutions that contributed to its birth — what are now Eastern State and Western State hospitals. ...

Suspended Sarver says he's decided to sell Suns, Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that came barely a week after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct that included racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. The decision was quickly...

Georgia man sentenced to 10 years in teen girl's road death

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A biracial man who says he was fending off a racist attack on a Georgia highway when he fired a gun into a moving pickup truck and killed a teenage passenger was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. A judge imposed the maximum prison sentence for Marc...

Car dealer denies racial discrimination allegations

Sep. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Management at a Massachusetts car dealership accused in a lawsuit filed by the state of illegally charging Black and Hispanic customers more for remote starters, paint protection and other add-on products than it does for white customers is denying the allegations. ...

DOJ probes racism allegations in Kansas City police force

Sep. 19, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into allegations of discrimination against Black officers by the Kansas City Police Department that reportedly begins during hiring and extends to promotions and discipline. The federal agency...

Sarver should resign, says Suns vice chairman Jahm Najafi

Sep. 15, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

Phoenix Suns vice chairman Jahm Najafi called Thursday for team owner Robert Sarver to resign, saying there should be “zero tolerance” for lewd, misogynistic and racist conduct in any workplace. Sarver was suspended for one year and fined $10 million by the NBA on Tuesday, after...