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Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis

Dec. 1, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's mayor, weathering heavy criticism in the wake of the Breonna Taylor shooting, has outlined a series of steps to improve racial disparities in Kentucky's largest city. Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order Tuesday declaring racism a public health crisis. He said...

Scholarship to honor photographer killed at Kentucky protest

Dec. 1, 2020 3:46 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A scholarship for Kentucky high school students will honor a man fatally shot at a protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, according to a Tuesday announcement. Tyler Gerth, 27, was killed in late June near a demonstration at Louisville's Jefferson Square Park for Taylor,...

State police: Driver struck officer with car before shooting

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man fatally shot by a Louisville, Kentucky, police officer backed a car into the officer before the shooting, investigators said. Police said 49-year-old Brian Allen Thurman was in a stolen car when he was pulled over by the officer on Nov. 22. Thurman later died at a hospital....

Artist Jannah Williams poses in front of a mixed-media piece at Nomad Bar in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 4, 2020.   Williams worked for several days, creating a stunning mixed-media piece that uses newspaper clips and old racist fliers as a base; on top are paintings of the faces of people who matter in this moment. They include civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Shirley Chisholm; and former President Barack Obama. Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot to death while jogging in Georgia earlier this year, and Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in Kentucky in her home, also are included. (Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography via AP)

Delaware artists transform boarded windows into artwork

Nov. 29, 2020 9:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The morning after riots broke out in Wilmington following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, friends and business partners Jonathan Whitney and Eliza Jarvis came up with an idea as city business owners began the process of cleaning up. They wanted to connect young artists...

Black communities’ distrust of police has roots in history

Nov. 28, 2020 3:01 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sharhonda James is living in hell. She has been plagued by daily nightmares since her 22-year-old son, Nevan Baker, was found hanging from a tree in an Orlando park last month. Orlando police determined Baker had killed himself, a finding that has only fueled James’ agony...

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (12) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings with teammate Will Fuller (15) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans release wide receiver Kenny Stills

Nov. 27, 2020 6:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released veteran wide receiver Kenny Stills. Despite being undermanned this season at the position after the offseason trade of All-Pro Deandre Hopkins to Arizona, Houston decided Friday to cut Stills. Stills, 28 and in his eighth pro season, was struggling this year...

Miami officer befriends teen who attacked him during protest

Nov. 26, 2020 3:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The moment seemed to capture the super-heated emotions of a summer of national protest: A young Black teenager whacked a Miami police officer over the head with a skateboard during a chaotic demonstration. The social-media jury, predictably, was outraged and divided. Either the kid was a thug...

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke, right, Olivia Thompson, and LeLe Grissett, remain seated during the conclusion of the national anthem, as coaches Dawn Staley and Fred Chmiel, left, stand on the sideline before an NCAA college basketball game against Charleston Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 119-38. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Players for No. 1 South Carolina women sit during anthem

Nov. 25, 2020 4:05 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Zia Cooke said it was important for people not to forget the issues of social injustice and racial inequality that arose earlier this year. That's why she and nine of her teammates chose to sit in their chairs on the sideline while the national anthem was played...

This combination photo shows from left, Mickey Guyton, Beyonce Knowles and H.E.R., whose songs about the Black experience all landed Grammy nominations Tuesday.  (AP Photo)

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

Nov. 25, 2020 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before. And Beyoncé knew she wanted to release a song on that momentous...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

Nov. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she...