49ers pick recipients of social justice grants

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have announced the nine recipients of grants the team is awarding as part of a $1 million commitment to organizations creating social change. ...

Bond denied for Georgia trooper charged in fatal shooting

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied bond for a former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused of murder in the August shooting death of a 60-year-old Black man who refused to stop for a broke...

Mask after mask, Osaka brings protest to international audience

Naomi Osaka stepped into the Arthur Ashe Stadium wearing a mask that read “Elijah McClain” ahead of her second-round U.S. Open victory on Wednesday (Sept. 2), harnessing tennis’s glo...

From top down, Chiefs pushing for social justice initiatives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years before Clark Hunt was born, the Kansas City Chiefs made history by taking Grambling State defensive tackle Buck Buchanan in the American Football League draft, making...

South Carolina football taking Monday off for demonstration

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said his team will forgo football activities on Monday and participate in a campus demonstration against racial injustice after the shooting of...

NASCAR races, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. ...

Thousands expected at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence agains...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2020. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

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...

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make ...

Jaguars create executive position to push for social justice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have created an executive position to lead the organization's social responsibility mission. The small-market franchise on Wednesda...

Nashville SC, FC Dallas play to 0-0 draw

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas and Nashville SC played to a scoreless draw Sunday night in a game that started more than 3 1/2 hours late because of lightning. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m...

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from th...

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from th...

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from th...