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...

Milan Fashion Week to include Black Lives Matter event

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion council’s only Black designer has hailed as a ‘’breakthrough’’ the inclusion of a Black Lives Matter event to the official September show calendar and the formation of...

China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to “outright political persecution and racial discrimination,” China's foreign ministry said Thursday. ...

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policie...

South African protesters close stores over offensive ad

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protests over an advertisement viewed as racially offensive forced the closure Monday of at least 60 outlets of a chain of drugstores. Leaders ...

UAE: UN court doesn't have jurisdiction in Qatar dispute

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Arab Emirates asserted Monday that the U.N.'s highest court does not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Qatar alleging “discrimination against Qatar and Qa...

Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Until the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the bedroom community of Kenosha had been largely untouched by the level of demonstrations that were seen in nearby Milwaukee and Chicago...

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday (Aug. 27), although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotion...

Australian PM says proposed foreign veto powers not aimed at China

SYDNEY, Aug 27 (Reuters) - A proposed Australian law that would give the federal government powers to cancel any agreements local authorities and public institutions make or have made with foreign gov...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 26 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the police shooting of Jacob Blake:...