Latest Race and ethnicity News

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Ku Klux Klan ruled Denver a century ago; legacy still felt

Jun. 13, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nora Flaherty saw the cross burning in front of St. Dominic Catholic Church in north Denver and ran to her home a block away to get her husband. He grabbed an ax and helped put the fire out, but the Ku Klux Klan members who constructed the symbol of hate...

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

Jun. 13, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they...

Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

Jun. 13, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. Among the dead were two employees of Afghanistan's state-run film company, a colleague said Sunday. ...

Mississippi teens to merge civil rights lessons, filmmaking

Jun. 13, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — Fannie Lou Hamer stepped onto the national platform in 1964 after giving powerful testimony about racial violence against Black men and women in the South at the Democratic National Convention. Her stirring stories made her a sought-out speaker. Her...

Black spirituality seen as breaking from organized religion

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The shift, mainly within younger generations, toward spirituality rather than religiosity can be seen in Fayetteville. The Rev. Kelli W. Taylor, chaplain and vice president of religious life and community engagement at Methodist University,...

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jun. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85. The Twins announced Grant's death Saturday. No cause was given. Grant's personal...

Second teenager charged over London shooting of BLM activist

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A second teenager appeared in court Saturday on a charge of conspiracy to murder over the shooting in south London last month of Sasha Johnson, a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.K. The Metropolitan Police said 18-year-old...

More judicial circuits could split after Columbia exits

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leaders in counties in at least three other Georgia judicial circuits are interested in splitting up after Columbia County successfully persuaded lawmakers to break it off from what had been a three-county Augusta Judicial Circuit. The Administrative...