- 3 arrested in San Diego County hate-crime death of black man Updated: May-02-16 9:46 pm
FALLBROOK, California - San Diego County authorities say the stabbing death of a black man was a hate crime and they've arrested three reputed gang members on suspicion of murder.
- Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed Updated: May-02-16 9:05 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police.
- Prosecutor: Evidence speaks for 10 'Grim Sleeper' victims Updated: May-02-16 8:41 pm
LOS ANGELES - The victims were all young black women, some were prostitutes and most had been using cocaine before their bodies were discovered in alleys in a rough part of Los Angeles, hidden in trash bins or covered by mattresses or debris.
- Protests target racism, debt at Southern Illinois University Updated: May-02-16 1:22 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.
- Louisiana's high school graduation rate continues to improve Updated: May-02-16 1:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana four-year high school graduation rate for public school students continues its upward trend, reaching 77.5 percent in 2015, the state education department announced Monday. That marked an all-time high and the fifth year that the rate has improved.
- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- Tuskegee Airman, 94, awarded Bronze Star at NAACP dinner Updated: May-01-16 7:30 pm
DETROIT - A 94-year-old Detroit native has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic service and meritorious achievement during World War II.
- Boise's LGBT liaison officer works to help community Updated: May-01-16 3:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Police Department says appointing an officer to serve as a LGBT liaison has helped rebuild trust inside the community.
- Students' unearth missing voices in WWII-era Collierville Updated: May-01-16 11:32 am
COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee - Like every small town in America, Collierville sent young men off to World War II and collected scrap tin. But its people, including African-Americans - whose lives are missing from newspaper accounts of the early 1940s - sacrificed in ways now almost lost to history.
- The Latest: Former congressman Hayes back as party chairman Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina Republican Party activists meeting Saturday to consider a petition to remove the state party's chairman (all times local):
- Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.
- For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree Updated: May-01-16 10:47 am
CHICAGO - Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school, face often uncertain paths toward better futures.
- North Carolina Republican Party chairman removed from post Updated: Apr-30-16 8:14 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Republican Party's first black state chairman was removed from his post Saturday, the climax of months of conflict with other party leaders who recently reprimanded him after deciding he exceeded his authority and tried to crash a GOP website.
- Kentucky State University employees file discrimination suit Updated: Apr-30-16 4:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A fired employee and a demoted employee at Kentucky State University have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against President Raymond Burse.
- At Illinois, Smith breaks ground he's broken before Updated: Apr-30-16 2:32 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - When he took over the Chicago Bears in 2004 and again this spring when Illinois hired him, Lovie Smith broke new ground that came with his title. In each case, he was the team's first black head coach.
- After more than 4 decades in prison, Gary Tyler finally free Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 pm
NEW ORLEANS - After almost 42 years at Louisiana's maximum security prison, Gary Tyler is a free man.
- Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand Updated: Apr-29-16 9:15 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.
- San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training Updated: Apr-29-16 5:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.
- Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self Updated: Apr-29-16 4:34 pm
AMES, Iowa - Bill Fennelly defended himself and his coaching style Friday, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation.
- The Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local):
- Students upset over school paper's racially charged cartoon Updated: Apr-29-16 12:08 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Students at Wesley College in Delaware have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper last week.
- Board renames Virginia school that honored segregationist Updated: Apr-29-16 10:56 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia middle school that was named in honor of a prominent segregationist will be renamed for a local historically black village.
- Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son Updated: Apr-29-16 8:31 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.
- Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground Updated: Apr-28-16 7:56 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.
- Federal lawsuit challenges Alabama minimum wage law Updated: Apr-28-16 5:31 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday challenging a state law that blocked Birmingham city leaders from implementing a planned minimum wage increase.