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Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

May. 23, 2024 21:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. In dissent, liberal justices warned that the court...

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

May. 23, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NBA great Dwyane Wade was back in South Florida on Thursday to do battle again. The Hall of Famer spent more than 14 seasons as a guard for the Miami Heat, winning three championships, having Miami-Dade County nicknamed “Wade County,” and he still leads...

Kentucky governor takes action on Juneteenth holiday and against discrimination based on hairstyles

May. 23, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear designated Juneteenth as a holiday for state executive branch workers on Thursday and expanded protections in state hiring and employment by banning discrimination based on hairstyles. The separate executive orders signed by the Democratic governor...

Baltimore's former top prosecutor spared prison for mortgage fraud and perjury

May. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Baltimore city prosecutor who achieved a national profile for charging police officers in a Black man’s death was spared prison time in her sentence Thursday for perjury and mortgage fraud. Democratic former State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's sentence...

Black Lives Matter activist loses lawsuit against Los Angeles police over ‘swatting’ hoax response

May. 23, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leading Black Lives Matter activist in Los Angeles on Thursday lost her lawsuit against the city's police department over its handling of hoax phone calls that brought a large law enforcement response to her home. Police have said three teens driven by racial...

North Carolina public universities board repeals policy in vote that likely cuts diversity jobs

May. 23, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s public university system board voted Thursday to repeal a nearly five-year-old diversity, equity and inclusion policy, meaning its 17 schools will likely join other major universities in cutting diversity programs and jobs. The 24-member...

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

May. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth.

Fate of lawsuit filed by Black Texas student punished over hairstyle in hands of federal judge

May. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A federal judge did not issue an immediate ruling on Thursday after hearing legal arguments over whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Black high school student who has alleged racial and gender discrimination over his monthslong punishment by his Texas school district...

Governing board of North Carolina’s 17-school public university system repeals diversity, equity and inclusion policy

May. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Governing board of North Carolina’s 17-school public university system repeals diversity, equity and inclusion policy.

Black Americans are underrepresented in residential care communities, AP/CNHI News analysis finds

May. 23, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

Norma Upshaw, 82, was living alone south of Nashville, when her doctor said she needed to start in-home dialysis. Her closest family lived 40 miles away, and they’d already scrambled once when the independent senior living facility she had called home — a community of largely...