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Today in History

Sep. 15, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2021. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 2001, President George W. Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and...

Justice Dept. curtails agents' use of 'no-knock' warrants

Sep. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is curtailing federal agents’ use of “no-knock” warrants — which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence — and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most...

Black Girl Magic Museum ends its pop-up run in Louisiana

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Black Girl Magic Museum owner and founder Dominique Hamilton ends her pop-up stay at The Standard Downtown Lofts after setting shop back in April. While the pop-up exhibit was created as a way to help Black girls realize their worth and to...

Today in History

Sep. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2021. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 7, 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over...

U.S. voting rights events reflect multiracial reform agenda

Aug. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

Asian, Black Americans more likely to give to racial justice

Aug. 25, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donations to racial and social justice causes ticked up to 16% of American households in 2020, as donors raced to provide support to affected communities in a year marked by protests and increased attention on racism in America, according to a report released Wednesday. ...

Officials tear out yearbook pages, prompt censorship claims

Aug. 19, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

BIGELOW, Ark. (AP) — Officials at an Arkansas high school physically tore out pages from the school's published yearbook that included references to the U.S. Capitol riot, George Floyd and COVID-19, claiming "community backlash," an action the Student Press Law Center condemned as...

Widely debated cases help spark federal Phoenix police probe

Aug. 06, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The case of a homeless Black Muslim man who died while being restrained by officers after he tried to carry his tiny service dog into a public bathroom may have helped prompt the U.S. Justice Department this week to launch a widespread civil rights probe into the Phoenix...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

US to probe Phoenix police over excessive force allegations

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it was launching a widespread probe into the police force in Phoenix to examine whether officers have been using excessive force and abusing people experiencing homelessness. The investigation into the City of...