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Years of white supremacy threats culminated in Capitol riots

CHICAGO (AP) — Amid the American flags and Trump 2020 posters at the U.S. Capitol during last week's insurrection were far more sinister symbols: A man walking the halls of Congress carrying a Confede...

AP Road Trip: Racial tensions in America's 'sundown towns'

VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — VIENNA, Ill. — Ask around this time-battered Midwestern town, with its empty storefronts, dusty antique shops and businesses that have migrated toward the interstate, and nearly ev...

AP Road Trip: Racial tensions in America's 'sundown towns'

VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — VIENNA, Ill. — Ask around this time-battered Midwestern town, with its empty storefronts, dusty antique shops and businesses that have migrated toward the interstate, and nearly ev...

Blake's father says paralyzed son optimistic after shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake's father said Friday that his “happy-go-lucky” son is optimistic for his future, although he remains paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times in the ...

Images of brutality against Black people spur racial trauma

Since Wanda Johnson’s son was shot and killed by a police officer in Oakland, California, 11 years ago, she has watched video after video of similar encounters between Black people and police. ...

Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing. “He was embarrassed," Martinez s...

US growth of Islam creates need for religious scholars

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The seminary instructor challenges his students: "Brothers and sisters" don't believe in God because your "parents believe in God," but because "you know why God exists....

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose reparations for slavery

DETROIT (AP) — Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a new poll shows, even as the idea has gained momentum among Democratic pr...

In a small Arkansas town, echoes of a century-old massacre

ELAINE, Ark. (AP) — J. Chester Johnson never heard about the mass killing of black people in Elaine, a couple hours away from where he grew up in Arkansas. Nobody talked about it, teachers didn't ment...

Segregation among issues Chicago faces 100 years after riots

CHICAGO (AP) — On a hot July day in 1919, a black 17-year-old swimming in Lake Michigan drifted in a dangerous direction — toward the white section of a Chicago beach. White beachgoe...

'68 Los Angeles school protesters see link to Parkland teens

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Participants of a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout over dropout rates, paddle beatings for speaking Spanish and other issues say they are hearing echoes of those protests ...

Online game to players: Don't touch black people's hair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair...

Black Muslims aim for unity in challenging time for Islam

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Many Muslims are reeling from a U.S. presidential administration that's cracked down on immigrants, including through a travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. Bu...

US Muslims cringe at how presidential nominees portray them

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Muslim Americans cringe at the way they have been portrayed by candidates during the presidential campaign — either as potential terrorists or as eyes and ears who can help the go...