Rally with Jacob Blake's family held in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of Jacob Blake’s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday, calling for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate” nearly a month after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven ...

Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black L...

Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic who took to social media, claiming to show the official's hypocrisy for pushing coronavirus safety prec...

Two-time champ Wright hopeful Nova gets full Big East slate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright at last has some answers on when Villanova will start its season and try for its third national championship since 2016. So many more uncertainties rem...

Miami Herald apologizes for 'racist' insert column

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Herald is investigating how it published a paid insert with what it called “racist and anti-Semitic commentary” and distributed to readers of its Spanish-language sister paper. ...

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial in...

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial in...

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarte...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had plans for his summer. He formally launched his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days k...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend swelter...

300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. ...

Michigan Catholic priest compared BLM to 9/11 attackers

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in suburban Detroit is apologizing after a fellow priest likened Black Lives Matter to the people responsible for the 9/11 attacks. ...

States face pressure to ban race-based hairstyle prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles in schools and the workplace. Advocates th...

John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad

LONDON (AP) — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he cre...

Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as US race tensions rise

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy in a setting that couldn’...