Latest Race and ethnicity News

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London's mayor of being controlled by Islamists

Feb. 24, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s governing Conservative Party has suspended ties with one if its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists, as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson...

Border Patrol releases hundreds of migrants at a bus stop after San Diego runs out of aid money

Feb. 23, 2024 23:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds of migrants were dropped off Friday at a San Diego bus stop instead of at a reception center that had been serving as a staging area because it ran out of local funding sooner than expected, showing how even the largest city on the country's southern border is struggling...

Stained glass window showing dark-skinned Jesus Christ heading to Memphis museum

Feb. 23, 2024 17:03 PM EST

WARREN, R.I. (AP) — A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window in Rhode Island that depicts a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women in New Testament scenes — known to many as the “Black Gospel Window” — has found a new home at a museum in Tennessee. The...

Alabama Senate OKs bill targeting college diversity efforts

Feb. 23, 2024 15:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation aimed at prohibiting universities, schools and public entities from maintaining diversity and inclusion offices or funding initiatives that teach what Republicans labeled as “divisive concepts.” The...

Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects

Feb. 23, 2024 07:35 AM EST

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest. Previously, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted...

HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, known for her inspirational talks as a young child, dies at 39

Feb. 22, 2024 21:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39. Broadbent's father announced on Facebook that she...

Prosecutors to seek retrial in former Ohio deputy’s murder case

Feb. 22, 2024 18:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio sheriff’s deputy charged in the killing of a Black man will face a retrial, prosecutors announced Thursday. The decision comes just days after a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict in Jason Meade's first trial and the judge declared a mistrial,...

Former Colorado police officer appeals conviction in Black man Elijah McClain's death

Feb. 22, 2024 18:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former Colorado police officer is appealing his conviction by a jury for his role in the death of Eljiah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after being stopped by police in a Denver suburb in 2019. Lawyers for Randy Roedema filed a notice of appeal with the...

Former Black schools leader radio interview brings focus on race issues in Green Bay

Feb. 22, 2024 16:30 PM EST

When an Atlanta radio host referred to the Wisconsin city of Green Bay as “about as lily white as I have ever seen," Claude Tiller Jr. responded: “The lily on top of the lily.” The back and forth was part of a Feb. 6 radio interview that included blunt comments on race that led...

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Feb. 22, 2024 16:18 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been...