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Americans Unite to Condemn Hate After Charlottesville

Americans Unite to Condemn Hate After Charlottesville

SEATTLE (AP) — Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The gatherings Sunday spanned from anti-fascist protests in San Francisco to a march to President Donald Trump’s home in New York. Some focused on showing support […]

Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Freeman Hrabowski learned early in life the sting of being abused by police because of the color of his skin. As a 12-year-old, Hrabowski, who is Black, marched in the May 1963 Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Eugene “Bull” Connor, the Birmingham public safety commissioner, ordered […]

NAACP Chief Cornell William Brooks to Leave Post

NAACP Chief Cornell William Brooks to Leave Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday. Brooks has been the NAACP’s leader since 2014 but will not be kept on past June 30, the end of his current term. NAACP […]

Walter Scott Family Starts to Heal After Guilty Plea in Fatal Shooting

Walter Scott Family Starts to Heal After Guilty Plea in Fatal Shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott differ on how much time a white former officer should spend in federal prison for gunning down the Black motorist, with one brother suggesting Michael Slager should go away for life. But others, like Scott’s mother Judy, said the officer’s admission of guilt was all the punishment […]

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police chief agreed on Nov. 11 to hold monthly meetings with a group of Black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a Black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school. Superintendent Eddie Johnson has met with the group of […]

Obama: Trust Still Needed Between People of Color and Police

WASHINGTON (AP) — America is “not even close” to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, President Barack Obama said after concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials. Obama expressed optimism, however, and said the participants — […]

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