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Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

City, downtown tavern to hold discussion on race in Detroit

Nov. 17, 2019 4:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity office is partnering with the owners of a downtown tavern and a Detroit resident on a discussion about racial issues. The city says “Let’s Talk About Race” will be held Thursday at the Checker Bar. It...

Syracuse suspends fraternity after report of racial slur

Nov. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An African American student at Syracuse University reported being called a racial slur over the weekend, prompting the college to suspend a fraternity Sunday and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester pending an investigation. The student...

‘Flow’ series to feature African American artists in 2020

Nov. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new performing arts series in Ohio will feature and celebrate African American artists throughout 2020. "Flow, an African American Arts Experience" is a series presented by ArtsWave, a nonprofit arts organization that funds arts projects and organizations in the Cincinnati region. The...

Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

Nov. 17, 2019 10:33 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Saturday after an incident with an “overly aggressive flight...

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground

Nov. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates among the highest in the nation, the...

Funeral programs connecting African-American families

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Volunteers across the state are combing through a large collection of old African American funeral programs to help families connect with distant relatives of the past. "It amazes me how many of these (funeral) programs include the mother's maiden name, places they've lived and...

LeMoyne-Owen College eliminates staff to address shortfall

Nov. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ only historically black college has eliminated seven staff positions in recent weeks to help address a $1 million budget shortfall. The Commercial Appeal reports LeMoyne-Owen College had hoped to enroll 900 this year but enrollment fell short at 836. The eliminated...

University of Georgia to name college after Early in Feb

Nov. 16, 2019 12:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia will officially name its College of Education after Mary Frances Early next year. The university, in a news release, says Albany State University President Marion Ross Fedrick will deliver the 20th annual Mary Frances Early lecture on Feb. 25, the day of the...