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Kentucky State receives federal grant for ag research

Jul. 29, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky State University has been awarded $249,583 in federal funding through a program that supports research efforts at historically Black land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The funds will help train...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 29, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color. ...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 28, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists on Wednesday decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people...

O'Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

Jul. 28, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, she recalled another long distance: the drive her parents made from the outskirts of town in the 1950s to cast their ballot, after paying a $3 poll tax. ...

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wisconsin cop in death

Jul. 28, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. ...

Family's suit alleges prosecutors' comments led to suicide

Jul. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man during 2020 protests over racial injustice is suing local prosecutors, alleging their comments led to his suicide. Jake Gardner's...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

The (Columbus) Dispatch. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Bob Moses made Mississippi better The death of Civil Rights leader Bob Moses, 86, on Sunday will be noted across the world by those who believe in the cause of racial justice. But...

Regents approve naming Iowa's football field for Duke Slater

Jul. 28, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The field at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium will be named for Duke Slater, the trailblazing Black football player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, played in the NFL, and became a pioneering Chicago judge. The university's Board of Regents...

Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing

Jul. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the...

Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing

Jul. 28, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the...