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In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro poses in San Francisco. The school nurse was recently unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him. Asian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, which the FBI predicts will increase as infections grow. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Apr. 4, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur. He “spat in my direction, and kept walking," Navarro said....

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, K'Andre Miller, second from right, wears a New York Rangers jersey and cap after being selected by the team during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday, April 3, 2020, with black Rangers prospect Miller. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

Apr. 3, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018....

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, April 2, 2020, named Brown to lead the police force in the nation's third largest city. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Apr. 3, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day....

Judge grants summary judgment in Brookline civil rights suit

Apr. 3, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Massachusetts town in a civil rights lawsuit and granted a request for a summary judgment, court papers indicate. Former Brookline Fire department firefighter Gerald Alston alleged that he was retaliated against and fired for objecting to the promotion...

Online Tennessee city council meeting marred by racist slurs

Apr. 1, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city's first online city council meeting was marred by attendees who sent a barrage of racist messages targeting black council members and staff, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Three online attendees sent dozens of messages using a racial slur in the first...

Judge: Man linked to white supremacist group to stay in jail

Mar. 31, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man linked by the FBI to a white supremacist group and arrested ahead of a gun rights rally in Virginia must remain in federal custody while he awaits trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Boardman refused to set bond for Brian Mark Lemley Jr., who...

Idaho governor signs affirmative action ban into law

Mar. 31, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education. The Republican governor on Monday signed the measure that adds a new section to laws that opponents said negates another section prohibiting...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, surrounded primarily by family, Nicky Kohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann who was critically injured in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration, speaks to reporters in front of her home in New City, N.Y. An Orthodox Jewish organization said Neumann died Sunday, March 29, 2020, from his injuries three months after the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Man, 72, dies of injuries 3 months after Hanukkah stabbings

Mar. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after the attack, according to an Orthodox Jewish organization and community liaison with a local police department. Josef Neumann, 72, died Sunday night, the Orthodox...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery speaks at an event in Atlanta announcing state lawmakers from around the county have formed an alliance they say will combat restrictive voting laws, Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, March 27, 2020, a family statement said. He was 98. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

Mar. 28, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America. For more than four decades after the death...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama presents a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery n the East Room of the the White House in Washington. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, March 27, 2020, a family statement said. He was 98. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

Mar. 28, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98. A charismatic and fiery preacher, Lowery led the...