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Chauvin's trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed

Apr. 03, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

For some it’s too much to watch. Others just can’t turn away. The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has provoked strong emotions among many Black men and women — all tinged with an underlying...

Ample opportunities for viewers to follow Chauvin trial

Mar. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American news consumers have a multitude of options to follow the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd, which began on Monday with a chilling rerun. Opening the case in a Minnesota courtroom, prosecutor Jerry...

Family of Black man killed by police demands accountability

Mar. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Black man who was shot in the back and killed by police in Southern California last year says the shooting was unjustified and demanded accountability Monday — the day before he would have turned 33. ...

City where Trayvon Martin died seeks racial injustice reform

Feb. 26, 2021 08:23 AM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Commissioners in the city where Black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer nine years ago Friday have agreed to form an advisory committee to study how race, class and gender can lead to social inequities. The...

Self-defense or murder? Florida case divides law enforcement

Feb. 25, 2021 11:18 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homicide detective believes an Army veteran committed murder when he pursued and fatally shot a drunk, unarmed neighbor who pounded on his door after midnight, saying prosecutors should have rejected the shooter's self-defense claim. ...

Today in History

Feb. 24, 2021 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by...

AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

Feb. 23, 2021 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation...