- Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.
- Fire marshal: Florida church fire was accidental, not arson Updated: Jul-03-15 3:12 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State investigators say a fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in Florida's capital was accidental and not the work of an arsonist.
- Clemson faculty again call for renaming Tillman Hall Updated: Jul-03-15 1:50 pm
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Some of Clemson University's faculty have renewed their call for the school to remove the name of a white supremacist and former governor from one of the campus' best-known buildings.
- The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.
- African-American man who taught Carter family to be honored Updated: Jul-03-15 4:04 am
BURNSVILLE, North Carolina - The African-American man who is credited with sharing his skills and music with the "First Family of Country Music" is getting an historical marker.
- Fewer state residents admitted to University of California Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased.
- Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 pm
GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina - As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.
- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he has signed legislation removing the word "lynching" from the state's criminal code following the arrest of a black activist at a Black Lives Matter protest.
- Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.
- Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' Updated: Jul-02-15 3:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.
- Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning depends on beholder Updated: Jul-02-15 2:35 pm
Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest.
- Obama to speak July 14 at NAACP annual convention in Philly Updated: Jul-02-15 10:16 am
PHILADELPHIA - President Barack Obama will offer remarks later this month at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia.
- Attorney General Lynch comes home Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says civil rights will be a focus as she serves as the nation's top prosecutor.
- Pro-Confederate flag rally to take place in Russellville Updated: Jul-02-15 6:05 am
RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - A rally in support of the Confederate flag is being held in Russellville.
- Black Montebello firefighter wins harassment suit Updated: Jul-01-15 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - A jury has awarded more than $935,000 to a Montebello firefighter who claimed he was harassed because he's black.
- Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution Updated: Jul-01-15 7:34 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change the wording is a form of "white privilege."
- Religion news in brief Updated: Jul-01-15 12:35 pm
Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants
- Austin-based bar accused of discrimination to make changes Updated: Jul-01-15 8:08 am
DALLAS - An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination.
- Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm
NEW YORK - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday - the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.
- Service honors last of 9 Charleston church shooting victims Updated: Jun-30-15 8:46 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Public officials paid tribute to longtime pastor Daniel L. Simmons Sr. in the last of the services for the nine victims of a shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church.
- White Texas man admits hate-crime attack on black man Updated: Jun-30-15 4:28 pm
HOUSTON - A white Houston-area man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for the surprise punching of an elderly black man.
- Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized Updated: Jun-30-15 3:31 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre at a black church.
- Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting Updated: Jun-30-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
- Organizer clarifies meaning of Confederate flag at monument Updated: Jun-30-15 7:02 am
BOSTON - The Confederate battle flag found attached to the Boston memorial honoring black Civil War soldiers last weekend wasn't an act of defiance by a flag sympathizer, but rather a protest.
- Decatur police, NAACP form response team Updated: Jun-30-15 4:09 am
DECATUR, Illinois - The Decatur Police Department and the local branch of the NAACP say they've put together a response team to help deal with critical situations involving police and the black community in the central Illinois city.