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Dayja Hogg, 19, stands for a portrait in front of her home town's courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Whitesburg, Ky. Following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Hogg helped organize a protest in her home town of Whitesburg where she grew up experiencing racism. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning on race

Sep. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she thought she and her family had to face it on their own. Hogg, 19, lives in Whitesburg, Kentucky, a town of 2,000 people in the heart of Appalachia. She is biracial — born to a Black father and a white mother...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Woman expected in court over driving into California rally

Sep. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who drove into counter-protesters after organizing a Southern California rally against racism had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer said Monday. Tatiana Turner was fearing for her life and never intended to harm anyone when she drove through...

Iguehi James, an Oakland, Calif., fashion entrepreneur, holds a face mask she designed for her apparel company Love Iguehi on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. She received a $5,000 grant from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce's

Virus, strife prompt 'resiliency' funds in Black communities

Sep. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Lawyer: Driver who hit counterprotesters sought police help

Sep. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer said Monday. Tatiana Turner was in fear for her life and never intended to harm anyone when she drove...

An undated photo of William Green. Prince George's County, Maryland has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of William Green, who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him. Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the settlement Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (Brenda Michaele Green via AP)

$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man

Sep. 28, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county official said Monday. The Prince George's County police officer who killed William Green in January was arrested...

Kansas City man shot by officer charged in earlier case

Sep. 28, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who was shot by a police officer over the weekend has been charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend before the chase that led to his shooting, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office said. Pierre Bey-Crawford, 32, was charged with rape or attempted rape,...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

Sep. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she drove through a crowd and struck two counterprotesters. Tatiana Turner, 40, was arrested Saturday in Yorba Linda after speeding from a parking...

Portland police detain a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arrests in Portland protest follow fairly calm rally

Sep. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence. The protests that began Saturday night were declared an unlawful assembly and police began forcing...

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Music Review: Fleet Foxes release bright, nuanced album

Sep. 27, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Fleet Foxes, “Shore” (ANTI-) One might have predicted a somber release for Fleet Foxes in the year of a pandemic. After all, their last album “Crack-Up” was darker in tone, touching everything from police brutality and internal turmoil to disbelief following the 2016 presidential...

This photo provided by Burson Cohn & Wolfe shows Kathryn Ross.  Ross was one of just two Black women in Accenture’s Miami office when she joined the global consulting firm nearly 27 years ago. Ross is now a managing partner and is heading a new initiative to help bring venture capital to Black-owned start-ups. (Rodney Wright Photography/Burson Cohn & Wolfe via AP)

Insider Q&A: Accenture directs capital to Black start-ups

Sep. 27, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathryn Ross was one of just two Black women in Accenture's Miami office when she first joined the global consulting firm nearly 27 years ago. Now a managing partner, Ross was tapped in December to create the inclusion and diversity agenda for Accenture's venture capital investment arm. ...