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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...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2021. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be U.S....

Black spirituality seen as breaking from organized religion

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The shift, mainly within younger generations, toward spirituality rather than religiosity can be seen in Fayetteville. The Rev. Kelli W. Taylor, chaplain and vice president of religious life and community engagement at Methodist University,...

Today in History

Jun. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 10, the 161st day of 2021. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963,...

BLM's Patrisse Cullors to step down from movement foundation

May. 27, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that she is stepping down as executive director of the movement’s foundation. She decried what she called a smear campaign from a far-right group, but said neither that nor recent criticism from other Black organizers influenced her...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 24 The Guardian on a line being crossed in Belarus: In recent months, Europe has watched impotently from the sidelines as Alexander Lukashenko brutally...

Families urge legal changes to prevent more police killings

May. 24, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parents and siblings of Black men killed by police urged people during a discussion in the city where George Floyd was killed a year ago to join them in pursuing legal changes they say can make similar deaths less likely in the future. The panel,...

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...