Iowa says it won't pay ex-players' demand for $20 million

The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes. ...

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a numbe...

DEA recruits cite 'monkey noises' among claims of racism

At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared by two trainees, one Black and one white. ...

Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she str...

Nearly 40 nations criticize China's human rights policies

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly 40 mainly Western countries criticized China’s treatment of minority groups, especially in Xinjiang and Tibet, on Tuesday and expressed grave concern at the impact of its ...

26 countries urge Western sanctions lifting to tackle virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and 25 other nations countries on Monday called for the immediate lifting of sanctions by the United States and Western countries to ensure an effective response to the COV...

Ump who sued MLB to call Dodgers-Padres NL Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination, will umpire the NL Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. ...

At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer...

Why is Singapore falling behind in press freedom?

Earlier this week, Singapore police briefly detained PJ Thum, the founder and director of New Naratif, in what rights groups say is the latest incident in a series of attacks on free media in the Sout...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

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...

Black scientists highlight racism in the lab and the field

WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also t...

Colombia: 2 days of protests leave 10 dead, over 400 injured

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two days of protests in Colombia over the death of a man in police custody have left 10 people dead and over 400 injured, authorities said Friday. The violenc...

Black couple sues over social distancing fight at steakhouse

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black couple who got into a fight with white customers at a Little Rock steakhouse who weren't wearing masks and stood too close filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the restau...

Police in Maryland accused of rubber stamping use of force

One of Maryland's largest police departments appears to routinely “rubber stamp” the use of force by officers who disproportionately wield it against Black citizens, a plaintiffs' expert said in a cou...