A person who directed racist taunts at Portland Thorns' goalkeeper Adrianna Franch has been banned from attending National Women's Soccer League games.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the federal trial of a white former New Jersey police chief accused of slamming a handcuffed black man's head into a...
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Two former employees of a southwest Mississippi city are pursuing legal action, claiming black officials fired them because they were white.
LONDON (AP) — English soccer's anti-discrimination organisation and players' union have criticized Amazon for not removing racist reviews of soccer star Eni Aluko's memoir that were posted on the...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two major opposition parties in Malaysia forged a political alliance Saturday to consolidate support from the country's majority ethnic Malay Muslims, a move that...
ATLANTA (AP) — Marianne Williamson's voice dropped to a near whisper, then soared preacher-style to the rafters.
"There are more lovers than haters in America. But those who hate, hate with...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several dozen students at the University of Arizona on Friday protested campus police handling of a physical and racist attack on a black student this week.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to...
NYPD officer accused of home break-in, attack enters plea
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A New York City police officer accused of breaking into a Tennessee home and threatening the black family inside has pleaded no contest.
Police: Georgia man faked racially motivated burglary
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man trashed his pizza restaurant and ice cream shop near Atlanta to fake a racially motivated burglary so he could file an insurance claim, police said.
Anti-Semitic flyers posted on doors in Jewish neighborhood
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say the posting of anti-Semitic flyers in a Jewish neighborhood is being investigated as a bias crime.
Virginia school forfeits football game over racial slur post
POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — A high school in Virginia has forfeited its upcoming football game against a rival after videos emerged of students making threats and racial slurs against their...
Anti-Semitic graffiti found at 2 Connecticut high schools
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were found at two Connecticut high schools.
Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently...
Anti-Semitic message erases support of bullied Tennessee fan
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 97.5-ton rock that's often painted by students to promote events at the University of Tennessee was covered by an anti-Semitic message on the anniversary of the terror...
New ‘SNL’ player used anti-Chinese slur in 2018 YouTube post
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A newly announced "Saturday Night Live" cast member posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn...
- The Washington TimesDonald Trump has work to do in Texas to shore up approval, a new poll findsSeptember 10, 2019
- The Washington TimesDonald Trump rips Elijah Cummings, Nancy Pelosi over poorly kept districtsJuly 28, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewSpokane Valley leaders clash over racial equity proposal at Tuesday council meetingJuly 25, 2019
Agency backs black student’s complaint vs. convenience store
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico agency says there is probable cause that a Santa Fe convenience store clerk discriminated against a black customer last year.
Debate highlights importance of HBCUs in Democratic politics
HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday's presidential debate wasn't just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It was also a chance to highlight Texas Southern...
The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local):
Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential...
Arkansas college finds no evidence of bias over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An investigation found no evidence that a white head coach discriminated against a black basketball player because of his dreadlocks, the University of Arkansas at Fort...
Consultants to review local police policy
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A consulting organization hired to review the community relations policies of a Vermont police department has started a four-month study.
UNR, TMCC probe white nationalist flyers on campus
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno are investigating after white supremacist fliers were posted on several campus buildings.
Inter chairman Zhang defends his fans amid racism debate
GENEVA (AP) — Inter Milan chairman Steven Zhang defended his club's fans after some of them published a letter on social media in support of the rival fans who racially abused striker Romelu...
Baltimore fines contractor for not hiring enough black firms
BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is fining a construction contractor $40,000 for failing to turn enough work over to black-owned firms.
Wisconsin test scores drop in English, math, ACT exam
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin students' standardized test scores dropped in English and math last school year, and the average ACT score for 11th graders declined for the second year in a row,...
- Business WireESSENCE Fashion House Makes Its New York Fashion Week Debut, Premiering the ESSENCE Best in Black Fashion AwardsAugust 27, 2019
- Business WireRoss University School of Medicine and Saint Peter’s University Partner to Increase Physician DiversityAugust 14, 2019
- Business WireThe Majority-Minority Group announces partnership with 4thMVMTAugust 12, 2019
- Business WireP&G Supports Local Cincinnati Organizations as Presenting Sponsor of Cincinnati Music FestivalJuly 25, 2019
- Business WireFifth Third Continues Sponsorship of NAACP National ConventionJuly 18, 2019
O’Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not.
Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his...
Trump to stop in Baltimore weeks after denigrating city
BALTIMORE (AP) — Months after President Donald Trump derided the congressional district that includes Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," groups appalled by his attacks plan...
2 of 23 accused Aryan Warriors face death penalty in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas are seeking the death penalty for two accused white supremacist gang members who have pleaded not guilty to killing a fellow Nevada state prison inmate...
Study: Colorado leads in religious discrimination complaints
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A U.S. human resources company has reported Colorado leads the nation in complaints based on religious discrimination.
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French referees keep right to halt games for abusive chants
PARIS (AP) — The French league insisted Wednesday that referees still have the right to stop matches in case of homophobic chanting, despite the national federation president urging them not to...
Classroom dedicated to first female African American lawyer
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Roger Williams University School of Law has named a classroom in honor of the state's first female African American lawyer.
‘Harriet,’ the first film about Tubman, premieres in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.
Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at...
New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of "The Addams Family." Others may think of...
Connecticut school district investigating blackface photo
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is investigating a social media post of a person in blackface.
Shelton schools Superintendent Chris Clouet said he received a photo at...
Report: ‘Growing sense of despair’ over racism in Va schools
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A report commissioned by a public school system in Virginia has found that there is a "growing sense of despair" when it comes to racist acts that appear to have few to no...
Police say men used racial slurs in parking garage attack
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say three Mississippi men used racial slurs as they attacked a man in a parking garage in Memphis, Tennessee.
Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects, President Donald Trump...
Mississippi man gets 11 years for his part in cross burning
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family.
French soccer head urged to quit over anti-gay chants order
PARIS (AP) — Referees have been told by the head of French soccer to ignore a FIFA directive and no longer stop matches when there is homophobic chanting.
Charlottesville attacker to pay restitution to 4 victims
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man convicted of ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been ordered to pay about $75,000 to some of...
Florida rapper filmed part of video inside police station
MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida say they never gave permission for a rapper to film a portion of a video inside their lobby.
The video begins with IV Leo Little sitting on the ground...
Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Report: No sign of sexist, racist comments by Democrats
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Senate inquiry found no evidence that sexist or racist statements were made by Democratic lawmakers during caucus meetings earlier this year, a report...
Report: Teachers in noose photo unaware of race implications
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district investigation says four first-grade teachers photographed with a noose said they used it to make end-of-year jokes and were unaware of...
Governor in blackface scandal names new diversity director
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia governor who narrowly survived a blackface scandal earlier this year appointed a new top aide Monday whose job will be to make government more...