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Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Jul. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier...

Dallas Morning News names veteran journalist to run newsroom

Jul. 21, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Veteran journalist Katrice Hardy has been appointed executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, becoming the first Black person to run the 125-year-old daily, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Hardy, who also will be the first woman to hold the top job at...

Jewelry business gives portion of profits to those in need

Jul. 18, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Myla Robinson has always “made stuff.” Whether it’s Shrinky Dink plastic or cicada wings, she can find a way to craft with anything. “Myla is someone that is so creative and humble,” said CiCi Flanagan, Robinson’s friend and customer. “She...

Vegas death after 2019 arrest draws Floyd family, lawyer

Jul. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of George Floyd’s family and their attorney said Thursday they support a federal excessive force, wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit filed this week in Nevada by relatives of a Black man who died in handcuffs after Las Vegas police chased him on a bicycle and...

Family files $30M suit over deputies' shooting of Black man

Jul. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers' “intentional and reckless disregard of his life,” according to a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday. Andrew Brown Jr....

Osaka returns to spotlight on red carpet at The ESPYS

Jul. 10, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS on Saturday night. The world’s highest-paid female athlete faced a slew of photographers in New York,...

Kentucky's Attica Scott challenges US House budget chairman

Jul. 07, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — State Rep. Attica Scott, one of two Black women in Kentucky's legislature, announced Wednesday that she'll try to unseat longtime Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth in the state’s only congressional district controlled by Democrats. Yarmuth is...

Al Sharpton eulogizes white Arkansas teen shot by deputy

Jul. 06, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for George Floyd's family on Tuesday mourned a white Arkansas teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy, as they urged support across racial lines for efforts to reform police practices. Sharpton eulogized...

Charles Booker launches another Senate bid in Kentucky

Jul. 01, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes of forging an urban-rural coalition powerful enough to unseat Republican incumbent Rand Paul next year in Kentucky. ...

Police union files suit over ban on no-knock warrants

Jul. 01, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A police union has filed suit to stop a ban on no-knock warrants in Kentucky's second-largest city. The Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge No. 4 filed suit Wednesday against the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and sought a...