NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture has received a $1,450 grant to create a map highlighting the civil rights movement in Natchez.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Charlene Curtis, the first Black women's head basketball coach in the ACC, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, the conference said. She was 67.
Curtis was the head coach at Wake Forest from 1997-2004, after head coaching stops at Radford and Temple, where she also was the first African-American head women's basketball coach.
SEATTLE (AP) — A white woman was recorded while calling police to report a Black man who was standing outside his home just south of Seattle in White Center.
The woman, who is not identified, is seen talking on the phone with police dispatch after confronting Dayson Barnes, who is Black, The Seattle Times reported.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders introduced a former Nevada gambling regulator Thursday as the franchise's new president, the first Black woman to hold the title with an NFL team.
Team owner Mark Davis said Sandra Douglass Morgan topped his list every time after he spoke to candidates.
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power.
As a result, Louisiana’s November congressional elections will be held using a Republican-drawn map with white majorities in five of six districts.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Jesuit university in New Orleans has renamed its newest residence hall after its first Black graduate, his late wife, and their family.
GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — A Black assistant principal who lost his job after complaining that his Ohio school's dress code enforcement discriminated against African-American students would get $200,000 in back pay and damages under a proposed settlement with the district, which denies discriminating or retaliating against him.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials are launching a podcast about prominent 1950s and 1960s civil rights events in the state.
Tennessee's Department of Tourist Development is partnering with Travel South on the Tennessee Civil Rights Trail Podcast.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Many of the earliest Black leaders of a Mississippi city were celebrated as part of the community's Eighth of May Emancipation Day.
Students from the Mississippi School for Math and Science on Monday highlighted some of Columbus' key African American leaders buried at Sanfield Cemetery, some of whom include Robert Gleed, a state senator from 1870 to 1876; publisher and businessman Richard D.
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Students graduating from a historically Black college in East Texas were told at their commencement ceremony that an anonymous donor had paid their balances, officials said.
Wiley College said in a news release that over 100 students were gathered for graduation Saturday when the school's president made the announcement.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the past year, Temple has hired a new president, athletic director and football coach, all Black men.
The moves have made Temple just the second school that plays major college football to have an African-American in all three of those high-profile positions, along with Maryland.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man who allegedly sent dozens of threats to Black civil rights attorney and former state lawmaker Bakari Sellers.
Grant Edward Olson Jr., of Asheville, North Carolina, is also accused of intimidating Sellers for exercising his civil rights as an attorney, television commentator and lobbyist, authorities said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department's first Black superintendent has died.
Warren Woodfork Sr. died Wednesday, the department said in a tweet.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The student who heckled Black and Latina soccer players during a high school championship game in Northern California with racist taunts has been identified and is being held accountable, school officials said.
DETROIT (AP) — Two programs that provide access to food in Detroit neighborhoods will share $900,000 from Rite Aid Healthy Futures.
The funding is through Rite Aid Healthy Futures' Strengthening Cities initiative that's designed to reduce health disparities for children and youth in city neighborhoods.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jusan Hamilton fell hard for fast cars, dreaming as a kid of a NASCAR career as he drove at dirt tracks in New York. He contended for wins, kept pace with top drivers as he bounced from series to series and trusted his talent enough to know that he could succeed as a professional driver.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama welcomes visitors at the “First White House of the Confederacy,” a historic home next to the state Capitol where Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived with his family in the early months of the Civil War.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The football fun and games surrounding the Pro Bowl have not stopped some of the NFL's top players from thinking about the racial inequities spotlighted by former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' discrimination lawsuit against the league.
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton pulled out the stops Thursday to present the final collection of Virgil Abloh, the house’s first African-American creative director who died in November after a two-year battle with cancer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A historic former church has been included in the design of a new hotel in Indianapolis.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites recently opened along the downtown Indianapolis canal.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials are renaming a street through the Bloomington campus after a Black family that rose to prominence after escaping slavery instead of a 19th century president of the school who supported eugenics.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new fish and wildlife commissioner has been appointed for Kentucky's 6th District, and he is the first African-American named to the commission, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Legislature convened Thursday for a special session on drawing the state’s legislative, school board and congressional districts, although many expect the issue will ultimately be headed for federal court.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation for decades has consisted of a single African-American member, elected from the only district with a majority Black population.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Constitution still has language stating that schools should be segregated by race and people are to pay poll taxes to vote.
While those provisions have long been invalidated by court rulings, they remain in the state’s chief governing document.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla Inc. must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory.
The jury in San Francisco agreed that Owen Diaz was subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The courthouse annex in Alabama's Dallas County now bears the name of two prominent African-American attorneys and civil rights figures from the community — J.L. Chestnut and Bruce Boynton.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington's Plan Commission has endorsed renaming the city's portion of Jordan Avenue after a Black family that rose to prominence after escaping slavery instead of a 19th century Indiana University president who supported eugenics.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says a discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Idaho by a UI College of Law professor can move forward.
U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill rejected a request from the University of Idaho to throw out the lawsuit last week, The Lewiston Tribune reported.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts grew older, less white and more populated during the past decade, according to information released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.
Those identifying as white alone in Massachusetts — not Hispanic or Latino — declined from 76.1% in 2010 to 67.6% in 2020.
DENVER (AP) — Ask Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali how much policing he wants in his Northeast Park Hill neighborhood and he will say it depends.
Ali doesn’t like when he hears stories of someone getting pulled over for something he considers frivolous.
Duke Slater was so good the NFL couldn't keep him out.
For a Black player in the 1920s and ‘30s, that was a remarkable achievement.
And now Slater is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fund formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Thursday it will award $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A first-in-the-nation task force in California to study and recommend reparations for African Americans held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, launching a two-year process to address the harms of slavery and systemic racism despite the federal government's inaction.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In a century-old family story about a teenage aunt who liked to drive her luxury car down the trolley tracks of Tulsa, Kristi Williams still savors a tiny, lingering taste of how different life could have been for all Black Americans after slavery.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Black history museum in Louisiana has a new exhibit about one of the last slave ships — one which brought 400 Africans illegally to the United States and sold some of them in south Louisiana...
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A southwest Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal offense in connection with the PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy is seeking damages against a Southern California school district after her son's teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy is seeking damages against a Southern California school district after her son's teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity...
Last year, protesters against racial injustice toppled numerous statues around the country. Now, one of the first works of art to emerge in their place depicts an unsung hero of the Lewis and Clark expedition...
While the NFL's abysmal hiring practices have attracted plenty of well-earned condemnation, let's not forget the college game...
Reaction to the death of one-time home run king Hank Aaron. He died Friday at the age of 86:
“Thank you for everything you ever taught us, for being a trailblazer through adversity and setting an example for all of us African-American ballplayers who came after you.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A public transit system in Alabama's capital city is set to receive major upgrades with a $6...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery is marking the 65th anniversary of the 1955 bus boycott with a series of The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL...
The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL...
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Stanislav Vysotsky, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Bradley McDougald is angry. He's downright frustrated and sad.
The New York Jets safety is also extremely worried...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina can both honor nine Black worshippers killed five years ago in a racist attack and send a message that it loves and protects all its neighbors by becoming the 48th state to pass a law with more severe penalties for hate crimes, supporters said Wednesday...
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