- Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street Updated: May-05-15 8:29 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.
- Protesters take on racial profiling at Providence College Updated: May-05-15 1:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - More than 100 Providence College students, supporters and faculty and staff members rallied against racial profiling they say is widespread among security guards at the private Catholic school.
- Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' Updated: May-04-15 11:41 pm
NEW YORK - In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."
- Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots Updated: May-04-15 9:13 pm
BALTIMORE - Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"
- Police look into video that ACLU calls racial profiling Updated: May-04-15 7:01 pm
DENVER - A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.
- Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel Updated: May-04-15 3:08 pm
JERUSALEM - When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.
- WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.
- O'Malley gets scrutiny over police record as Baltimore mayor Updated: May-04-15 8:16 am
BALTIMORE - Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor.
- Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event Updated: May-03-15 11:37 pm
DETROIT - Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.
- Detroit NAACP leader says blacks need help from Washington Updated: May-03-15 5:10 pm
DETROIT - The head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP is demanding that elected leaders in Washington fix the problem of jobs, education and training in black communities.
- Google embeds engineers as professors Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.
- On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral Updated: May-02-15 11:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.
- After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent Updated: May-02-15 11:26 pm
OAKLAND, California - Oakland's mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent.
- National YMCA's first black CEO aims to boost youth programs Updated: May-02-15 11:34 am
NEW YORK - As a 10-year-old growing up in a rough section of South Philadelphia, Kevin Washington was invited to join the local YMCA, and not long thereafter - still a non-swimmer - found himself standing above the deep end of the pool.
- Poets honor 'Migration' paintings of Jacob Lawrence Updated: May-02-15 9:13 am
NEW YORK - For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century's greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do.
- California May Day activists rally on police, labor issues Updated: May-02-15 2:34 am
OAKLAND, California - Hundreds of May Day protesters decried racism, police brutality and income inequality on Friday in a plaza outside Oakland City Hall.
- May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest Updated: May-02-15 1:44 am
SEATTLE - Demonstrators clashed with police in two cities in the Pacific Northwest late Friday, with marchers throwing rocks and chairs at officers as the evening gatherings spiraled into mayhem.
- Latest on Baltimore protests: Thousands march across US Updated: May-01-15 11:25 pm
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- Pete Brown, first black player to win PGA Tour event, dies Updated: May-01-15 10:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia - Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday. He was 80.
- Man gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black man Updated: Apr-30-15 8:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker.
- Family closes $10M deal with state on waterfront property Updated: Apr-30-15 5:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A legal battle of more than eight years involving a family's rights to pristine waterfront property to which the state laid claim ended Thursday with the closing of a $10 million deal.
- Feds: Comcast to pay $190,000 to settle discrimination case Updated: Apr-30-15 4:19 pm
EVERETT, Washington - The federal government says Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $190,000 and to hire more minorities to settle allegations of discriminatory hiring practices at a call center in Everett.
- Minnesota infant deaths reflect racial gap Updated: Apr-30-15 3:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new report from Minnesota health officials says babies born to black mothers are more than twice as likely to die in infancy as children born to white mothers, giving the state one of the widest infant mortality gaps in the nation.
- Mothers of young men shot by police call for more oversight Updated: Apr-30-15 2:33 pm
ST. LOUIS - Two St. Louis-area mothers whose sons were fatally shot by police officers say unrest in places like Ferguson and Baltimore won't stop until police work with, instead of against, the black community.
- AP Interview: Marcus Miller on race, slavery and jazz Updated: Apr-30-15 1:59 pm