Latest Race and ethnicity News

State: Only 52% of '21 Tennessee grads went right to college

May. 26, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state report says nearly half of Tennessee public high school seniors in the class of 2021 did not attend college or technical school right after graduating. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission report says the college-going rate has dropped from...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 26, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 25, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Child care needs affect far more than parents When experts described child care shortages as a crisis last week, they knew what they were saying. And, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to think they’re...

Delgado becomes 1st New York Lt. governor with Latino roots

May. 25, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor Wednesday, becoming the state's first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office. Delgado, who identifies as Afro-Latino, is taking on the largely ceremonial role in the...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

May. 25, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Accelerator program overdue for NFL diversity. Will it help?

May. 25, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

For 15 years, Aaron Glenn was an outstanding NFL cornerback, a team leader, and a coach in the making. Teammates, fans and coaches of the New York Jets, for whom he spent eight seasons as a shutdown defender, recognized it. Same thing when Glenn went to Houston and Dallas. ...

Georgia primary running smoothly despite new election law

May. 24, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia's high-stakes primary election appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the nation's most important battleground states. A record number of ballots cast during...

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate...