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A woman holds a sign in honor of George Floyd during a protest against police brutality on Boston Common, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Protesters on Boston Common meet to reject police brutality

Jun. 3, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters gathered on Boston Common on Wednesday to again denounce police brutality against people of color, as authorities mopped up after violent demonstrations overnight in a restive suburb. Black Lives Matter called for more peaceful protesting aimed at ending white-on-black brutality...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, in the blue mask, cheers on supporters at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Fernandez was flanked by her three sons, left to right, Alisandro, Dario and Abelino. The sign she holds,

New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation

Jun. 3, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House. According to unofficial results from Tuesday's primary, Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Latina, won a seven-way race to capture her party’s nomination for the...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2009, file photo, radio host Jose Masso introduces a song during the bilingual

Legendary DJs use shows to ease virus exile among Latinos

Jun. 1, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A woman who identified herself Rachel from San Ysidro, California, called in the syndicated “The Art Laboe Connection Show” last month with a message for Alex “the Wizard.” “Babe, I want you to know I love you more than the distance between...

FILE - St. Paul Police officers move in on a crowd past a church, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.  The Rev. Charles Graham and other Twin Cities faith leaders who minister to communities historically ravaged by racial injustice know their neighborhoods are also the most vulnerable to poverty and crime. Most of the worst looting and vandalism this week struck long-established Native and African American areas that more recently became home to large groups of Hmong, Somali and Latino migrants.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Faith leaders in dual roles guiding congregations and police

May. 31, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As an African American pastor who serves as a chaplain in the Minneapolis police precinct where the white officer charged with murdering George Floyd worked, the Rev. Charles Graham believes he is exactly where God intended. “God is putting us where he wants us to be,”...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019, file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone at a news conference in Phoenix. A report on traffic enforcement by sheriff's deputies in metro Phoenix during 2019 has found that stops of Hispanic and black drivers were more likely to last longer and result in searches than those of white drivers. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was required to produce the study as one of the remedies to a 2013 ruling that concluded its officers had racially profiled Latinos in then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Sheriff’s office in Phoenix dogged by racial bias questions

May. 30, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops of Hispanic and black drivers in metro Phoenix were more likely to last longer and result in searches than those of white drivers, according to a report on traffic enforcement by sheriff’s deputies during 2019. The report released Wednesday echoes conclusions from past...

SUNY appoints Purchase College's first Hispanic president

May. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trustees of the nation’s largest university system on Friday appointed the first Hispanic, female president to lead one of its top-rated colleges. The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Milagros “Milly” Peña as the new...

Minorities appear to be hardest-hit by virus in Nebraska

May. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic appears to be taking a “startling,” disproportionate toll on Nebraska's Hispanic, Asian and black residents, a top health administrator said Friday. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services CEO Dannette Smith made the comments as the state...

Latinos increasingly affected by COVID-19 in rural Idaho

May. 29, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — New data shows a recent spike in coronavirus cases has hit Latinos in rural Idaho, an already disproportionately affected community that makes up a third of the state's cases where the race is known. Data collected from all seven Idaho public health districts has shown a majority of the...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, speaks at the 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortex Masto said in a statement that she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join the presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

May. 28, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that she supports the...

Arkansas hits new 1-day record in virus cases, 5 more deaths

May. 28, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reached another one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a spike health officials said was driven by the state's northwest region. The Health Department said at least 6,538 people tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, an increase over the 6,277...