- Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan Updated: May-27-15 2:28 am
CLEVELAND - The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.
- 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 27 Updated: May-26-15 5:27 pm
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- State cites 2 districts for disproportionate punishment Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The state Department of Education has cited two northern Indiana school districts for disproportionately disciplining black special education students.
- City of Tampa has new police chief amid bike ticketing probe Updated: May-26-15 3:04 am
TAMPA, Florida - Tampa has a new police chief, and he's starting amid a federal probe into how the agency handles the city's bike ticketing program and minorities.
- Discrimination suit has ripple effect for Somerset Co. town Updated: May-25-15 5:44 pm
SOMERVILLE, New Jersey - A $1.75 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit continues to have a ripple effect in a central New Jersey town.
- Norwalk boosts recruitment of minority teachers Updated: May-25-15 1:08 pm
NORWALK, Connecticut - Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups.
- National Park Service surveying Reconstruction sites Updated: May-25-15 11:34 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to a lesser-known period of American history: the era of Reconstruction after the war.
- Students spruce up black cemetery, veterans' gravestones Updated: May-24-15 11:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of eighth-grade students cleaned veterans' gravestones in a mostly abandoned cemetery once used by prominent black Kansas City-area residents in an effort to honor them before Memorial Day.
- Kentucky's general election filled with political 'firsts' Updated: May-24-15 10:32 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ryan Quarles has some streaks of gray in his hair, which can seem odd when he tells people why they should vote for him.
- Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case Updated: May-23-15 3:55 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case.
- Reversal of Great Migration? Counties seeing racial shifts Updated: May-23-15 3:14 pm
CONYERS, Georgia - Numerous counties in metro Atlanta have seen a large racial shift this century, akin to a reversal of the 20th century's Great Migration, when millions of African-Americans moved to the North.
- 2014 school civil rights complaint getting a look from US Updated: May-23-15 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools - most of which are run by the state as the result of a takeover following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- Fishery managers studying black sea bass population Updated: May-22-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.
- African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant Updated: May-22-15 6:44 am
NEW ORLEANS - A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt.
- Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police Updated: May-22-15 12:37 am
CLEVELAND - For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.
- Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight Updated: May-21-15 5:56 pm
DETROIT - Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- NAACP urges Providence mayor to promote more black officers Updated: May-21-15 9:18 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - NAACP officials are urging Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to appoint a black police officer to the rank of major in the Providence Police Department.
- Black health workers lose appeal over treating white patient Updated: May-21-15 4:07 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - An appeals court has upheld a decision that kills a discrimination lawsuit filed by black home health care workers who were told they couldn't take care of a white patient.
- Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some Updated: May-20-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests - carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cellphones.
- Woman sues Red Robin, says she was fired for opposing racism Updated: May-19-15 5:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices.
- Appeals court in Va. rules against NAACP in trademark case Updated: May-19-15 3:37 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court says an advocacy group did not violate the NAACP's trademark by calling it the "National Association for the Abortion of Colored People."
- Rodeo founder celebrated blacks' contribution to the West Updated: May-18-15 8:59 pm
DENVER - Denver impresario Lu Vason has died, leaving a legacy of creating opportunities for black cowboys and of celebrating a little-known aspect of Western history.
- Duke professor defends comments comparing blacks, Asians Updated: May-18-15 5:52 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Duke University professor criticized for an online post comparing blacks and Asians said Monday that it's not racist to discuss what he sees as differences in how the groups have performed in the U.S. over the past few decades.
- French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots Updated: May-18-15 5:19 pm
RENNES, France - A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a blighted Paris suburb a decade ago - a long-awaited verdict that crushed the boys' families and raised fears of possible violence like that seen recently in the U.S.