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Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Anchorage School Board passes educational equity policies

Apr. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Anchorage School Board has voted to put in place policies aimed at ensuring educational equity across its schools. The first policy passed unanimously on Tuesday said the district will reject all forms of racism and that the board will work with the...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man. KFAB afternoon...

Colorado bill would protect gender identity and expression

Apr. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to anti-discrimination statutes as state lawmakers across the country are introducing bills aimed at curbing transgender rights. There are 21 states...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 21 The Times and Democrat on South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott's police reform proposals: It’s not hard to believe that most Americans do not favor...

Faculty vote slams Christian university's hiring policy

Apr. 21, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Pacific University faculty members have cast a vote of “no confidence” in the leadership of the school’s Board of Trustees after it announced it would retain a hiring policy that discriminates based on sexual orientation. The Seattle Times...

Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

Apr. 21, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely over a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was...

Bus driver out of job after racist remark to student

Apr. 21, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white Louisiana school bus driver who made a racist remark to a Black student about the murder of George Floyd is out of a job after the child's mother complained to school officials. WWL-TV reported that 11-year-old Rashad Gabriel had a face mask...

Former juvenile justice commissioner appeals termination

Apr. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s former juvenile justice commissioner has appealed her termination for alleged harassment, bullying and creating a “toxic environment” in the workplace, according to a published report. LaShana Harris disputed findings from an...