- Georgia counties aim to lower numbers of locked-up juveniles Updated: May-30-16 9:06 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - A national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of children believes the numbers of Georgia juveniles held behind bars can be reduced.
- Masons, Buffalo Soldiers intersect at Fort Buford Updated: May-30-16 5:20 pm
FORT BUFORD, North Dakota - The long histories of the Buffalo Soldiers and Masonic Lodges intersected on Saturday. A towering equine monument made in Bozeman, Montana, by artist Jim Dolan was dedicated to those who have served as Buffalo Soldiers.
- Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town Updated: May-30-16 1:47 pm
DIETRICH, Idaho - Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church.
- The newest face of US water polo didn't come from California Updated: May-29-16 11:44 am
LOS ALAMITOS, California - Donna Johnson just wanted her five children to be safe around the pool at her Miami home. That was it, really, the first step in Ashleigh Johnson's path from prodigy to USA water polo.
- Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad Updated: May-29-16 2:12 am
BEIJING - A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.
- Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth Updated: May-28-16 6:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.
- Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech Updated: May-28-16 1:06 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities.
- President: Spray incident compels school to confront bias Updated: May-27-16 9:25 am
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland - The University of Maryland's president says campus officers' use of pepper spray while breaking up a graduation party attended primarily by African-American students compels the school to confront the reality of bias that people of color face.
- Lawmaker shelves Declaration of Independence in schools bill Updated: May-25-16 9:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Denham Springs lawmaker shelved her bill requiring Louisiana public school students to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, under pressure from her African-American colleagues.
- Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty Updated: May-25-16 8:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.
- Beatty becomes South Carolina's 2nd black chief justice Updated: May-25-16 6:08 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina has elected its second black chief justice since Reconstruction: a Democrat who clashed with a well-respected Republican lawmaker during a hearing and has been nominated to become a federal judge.
- Senate committees back tuition cuts for 5 UNC campuses Updated: May-25-16 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal to dramatically reduce tuition at five University of North Carolina campuses is inching forward in the General Assembly despite concerns from some senators and alumni who fear greater reliance on state funding will end up harming the schools down the road.
- Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse Updated: May-25-16 5:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.
- The Latest: Beatty won't talk about potential federal job Updated: May-25-16 1:42 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on Don Beatty becoming South Carolina's second black chief justice since Reconstruction (all times local):
- Diversity remains a challenging topic in some classrooms Updated: May-25-16 2:02 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Fifteen hundred miles from the Deep South, in a central Wyoming middle school, a Confederate flag and a racial slur were scrawled on a bathroom wall.
- Attorney general: Civil rights key to suit against LGBT law Updated: May-24-16 10:32 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.
- US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law Updated: May-24-16 7:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.
- 'Grey's Anatomy' actor helps produce BET documentary Updated: May-24-16 11:31 am
NEW YORK - Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation.
- The Baltimore Sun names Davis managing editor Updated: May-24-16 10:54 am
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Sun has named its first African-American managing editor.
- Black Charleston County School Board members stage protest Updated: May-24-16 7:23 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The three black members of the Charleston County School Board say the board is making decisions that are hurting black students.
- Resignations sought after goatee blocks grad from ceremony Updated: May-23-16 8:02 pm
AMITE, Louisiana - A Louisiana chapter of the NAACP wants a school superintendent and three school board members to resign after a high school valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard.
- Slain motorist's 13 children get $218,000 each in settlement Updated: May-23-16 4:16 pm
CINCINNATI - Each of the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop for a minor violation will receive nearly $218,000 as part of a wrongful death settlement, a judge ruled Monday.
- Connecticut graduation rate hits record high of 87.2 percent Updated: May-23-16 3:17 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut officials say that the statewide high school graduation rate has hit a record high of 87.2 percent.
- Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws Updated: May-23-16 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups.
- Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence Updated: May-23-16 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.