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Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Apr. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned...

Minnesota HS students walk out amid racist threats

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media. The threats originated from an anonymous Instagram account but screenshots posted online indicate...

Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain's grueling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella...

UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy

Apr. 10, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties. The News & Observer reports that an advisory committee met Thursday to...

Vandal covers Black Lives Matter, Asian equality signs

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Shorewood are searching for a vandal who covered up signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Asian equality. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that surveillance video shows a man in a...

Racial justice police group condemns St. Louis County chief

Apr. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The Ethical Society of Police said Friday it had no confidence in St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, in part because a Black officer was reassigned shortly after speaking to the media. The group, which advocates for racial and gender equity...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Fresno officer with former ties to extremist group fired

Apr. 10, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was announced Friday. Officer Rick Fitzgerald had been on paid leave since an internal police investigation was launched last month after some...

Stone Mountain Village to hold 1st Juneteenth celebration

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In the shadow of the world’s largest memorial to the Confederacy, the City of Stone Mountain will host its first-ever Juneteenth celebration this summer. City leaders hope the holiday event, which honors the end of slavery, will highlight...

California man convicted of racial assault on Black man

Apr. 09, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was convicted Friday of attacking a Black man with a knife in a racially-motivated crime last July, federal authorities said. Ole Hougen, 44, of Santa Cruz, was found guilty of trying to injure someone with a dangerous...