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Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

May. 20, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite...

Handling of Buffalo suspect spurs talk of uneven restraint

May. 20, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When police confronted the white man suspected of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, he was the very poster boy for armed and dangerous, carrying an AR-15-style rifle and cloaked in body armor and hatred. Yet officers talked to Payton Gendron,...

Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

May. 20, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County...

Buffalo families begin to eulogize victims of racist attack

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The first of several funerals for 10 Black people massacred at a Buffalo supermarket was planned for Friday, one day after victims' families called on the nation to confront the threat of white supremacist violence. A private service was scheduled Friday...

'How dare you!': Grief, anger from Buffalo victims' kin

May. 20, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder...

Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

May. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a critical state report released Thursday. A...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Valparaiso hires Charles Small, 1st Black athletic director

May. 19, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Valparaiso has hired Charles Small as its athletic director. The former Iowa State administrator will become the first Black athletic director in school history and begins his job July 1. The announcement ends a three-month search after...

Minority GM, coach candidates invited to meet NFL owners

May. 19, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

Something wasn't working. Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a disconnect. Same thing for front office positions, although more improvement had been seen in recent...

New York's hasty redistricting rewrite draws ire of locals

May. 19, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers pride themselves on the dynamism of their metropolis, where it can feel totally different on the next block, where tourists walking in Chinatown quickly find themselves in Little Italy, where a neighborhood can be a proxy for a lifestyle or worldview. ...