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:...

Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL team dropped the offensive reference to Native Americans from its name last month after decades of resistance, activist Frances Danger knew why: the Black Lives Matter move...

Former president calls on heads of Taiwanese universities to protest Chinese student ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou said on Monday (Aug. 13) that the government’s exclusion of Chinese students in its school reopening regulations is discriminatory and ...

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since...

Black protesters say focus on feds hasn't derailed message

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out in droves to protest police brutality and racism, chanting that “Black lives matter.” As t...

Appeals court allows Alabama voter ID law to go forward

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal appeals judges upheld a lower court Tuesday and rejected claims that an Alabama law which requires voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls is racially...

Former athlete, others sue Nebraska over assault claims

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska volleyball player and eight other women have sued the university, alleging it did not properly investigate complaints of sexual assault and harassment. ...