Jury selection opens in terrorism trial of extended family members dating to 2018 New Mexico raid
Jury selection has begun in the trial of several members of an extended family who face trial on kidnapping and terrorism charges linked to a law enforcement raid on their squalid New Mexico encampment in 2018.
A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials
The family of a Black high school student in Texas has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state’s governor and attorney general over being suspended by his school district for his hairstyle.
FBI is investigating alleged abuse in Baton Rouge police warehouse known as the 'Brave Cave'
The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into claims in recent lawsuits that Baton Rouge police assaulted and strip-searched drug suspects they detained in an obscure warehouse known as the “Brave Cave.”.
Black leaders say threats to undermine US democracy appear aimed at their community
Some of the nation’s most influential Black leaders say many of the threats to democratic institutions in the U.S. appear to be aimed squarely at their community, including efforts to make voting more difficult, censor lessons around race and weaken social safeguards such as affirmative action.
Debate over a Black student's suspension over his hairstyle in Texas ramps up with probe and lawsuit
The debate over whether a Black high school student in Texas should be serving in-school suspension for wearing twisted dreadlocks to class has intensified as the student’s family and his school district both took legal action.
A new London exhibition highlights the untold stories of Black British fashion designers
A new exhibition is opening in London to chart for the first time the contributions Black British culture made to U.K. fashion and design history and to celebrate Black designers who haven't received public recognition.
West Point sued over using race as an admissions factor in the wake of landmark Supreme Court ruling
West Point has been sued in federal court for using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions.
A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters. They're still waiting for new maps
The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activist a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections to have congressional maps redrawn in a handful of states.
Ex-NFL Media journalist sues the league, alleging long-standing institutional discrimination
A former NFL Media journalist is accusing the league of refusing to address what he calls long-standing institutional discrimination and says his contract was not renewed because he repeatedly voiced concerns regarding equity and racial injustice.
Illinois appeals court hears arguments on Jussie Smollett request to toss convictions
Jussie Smollett’s lawyers have told an Illinois appellate court that it should toss the former “Empire” actor’s convictions for staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police.
Man who killed 3 at a Dollar General in Jacksonville used to work at a dollar store, sheriff says
The Jacksonville sheriff says the gunman who killed three people at a Dollar General used to work at a dollar store and had stopped in at one before a security guard’s presence apparently led him elsewhere.
HBCU president lauds students, officer for stopping Jacksonville killer before racist store attack
The president of the historically Black institution in Jacksonville, Florida, says a campus security officer tipped off by observant students likely stopped the killer who fatally shot three people at a nearby Dollar General Store from carrying out his racist attack at Edward Waters University.
GOP silences 'Tennessee Three' Democrat on House floor for day on 'out of order' rule; crowd erupts
Republican lawmakers had voted to silence a Democratic member of the so-called Tennessee Three during a House floor session after determining the young Black member violated newly enacted rules designed to punish disruptive members.
The Jacksonville shooter killed a devoted dad, a beloved mom and a teen helping support his family
Three people killed in a weekend shooting at a Florida discount store are being remembered as a devoted father, a beloved mother and a 19-year-old working to help support his grandmother and younger siblings.
Biden and Harris will meet with King's family on the March on Washington's 60th anniversary
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will observe Monday's 60th anniversary of the March on Washington by meeting with organizers and relatives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The White House says all of King’s children have been invited.
President of Guyana demands slavery reparations ahead of apology from plantation owner descendants
Guyana president Irfaan Ali has lashed out at the descendants of European slave traders and says those who profited from the cruel, trans-Atlantic slave trade should offer to pay reparations to today’s generations.
Maxine Hong Kingston, bell hooks among those honored by Ishmael Reed's Before Columbus Foundation
Maxine Hong Kingston, Darryl Pinckney and the late bell hooks were among the authors honored this year by the Before Columbus Foundation, a nonprofit co-founded by Ishmael Reed that celebrates multicultural literature.
Fake Arizona rehab centers scam Native Americans far from home, officials warn during investigations
Hundreds of Native Americans have been recruited to addiction treatment centers in Phoenix from states as far away as Montana in a widespread billing scheme that mostly targeted Medicaid’s American Indian Health Program.
How Trump's attacks on prosecutors build on history of using racist language and stereotypes
Donald Trump’s response this week to his fourth criminal indictment in five months follows a strategy he has used for years against legal and political opponents: relentless attacks, often infused with language that is either overtly racist or is coded in ways that appeal to racists.
New York City suggests housing migrants in jail shuttered after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide
New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration wants to house migrants in a notorious federal jail that was closed after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide there led to its squalid conditions being deemed unsafe for humans.
District attorney drops at least 30 cases that involved officers charged in death of Tyre Nichols
A district attorney in Tennessee has said his office has dropped 30 to 40 cases involving the five former officers who have been charged with second-degree murder in the January beating death of Tyre Nichols.
Federal judges question Alabama’s new congressional map, lack of 2nd majority-Black district
A panel of federal judges on Monday began a review Alabama’s redrawn congressional map which opponents argue blatantly defies the court’s mandate to create a second district where Black voters have an opportunity to influence the outcome of an election.
Alabama riverfront brawl videos spark a cultural moment about race, solidarity and justice
Bystanders who trained their smartphone cameras on an Alabama riverfront dock, as several white boaters pummeled a Black riverboat co-captain, couldn’t have known the footage would elicit a national conversation about racial solidarity.