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Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall

Jun. 13, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 13, the 164th day of 2022. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

After groundbreaking slave reparations report, what next?

Jun. 02, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Reparations experts and advocates largely welcomed a move by California to publicly document its role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans but wondered if the slew of recommendations in its report released this week will result in measurable change. Justin...

Slave reparations advocates hail historic California report

Jun. 01, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The slavery reparations movement hit a watershed moment Wednesday with the release of an exhaustive report detailing California’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans, a major step toward educating the public and setting the stage for an official...

For Supreme Court justices, secrecy is part of the job

May. 11, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was hospitalized, his health failing, when he gave his son Hugo Jr. an order: Burn the papers. Worried that the publication of certain of his private notes could harm the court or his colleagues, he insisted on their destruction. ...

The AP Interview: BLM's Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing

May. 09, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The...

Remains of Korean War sergeant arrive home in Maryland

Apr. 26, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Tears accompanied family members’ feelings of long-awaited closure and happiness as long-missing Korean War veteran and Smithsburg resident Sgt. Roy Charles DeLauter’s remains arrived home in Washington County on April 19. A procession of family and...

AP-NORC poll: Many support Jackson court confirmation

Apr. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans approve than disapprove of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as its first Black female justice, a new poll finds, but that support is politically lopsided. And a majority of Black Americans — but fewer white and Hispanic Americans —...

Jackson's speech highlights US race struggles, progress

Apr. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” With those words, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson acknowledged both the struggles and progress of Black Americans in her lifetime. Her words, delivered from...

Jackson's speech highlights US race struggles, progress

Apr. 08, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” With those words, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson acknowledged both the struggles and progress of Black Americans in her lifetime. Her words, delivered from...

Obamas, students cheer high court's 1st Black female justice

Apr. 07, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "On this vote, the yeas are 53, the nays are 47, and this nomination is confirmed,” Vice President Kamala Harris said from her chair presiding over the Senate. Then, she smiled. And with that, the nation's first female and first Black vice president announced...