- Groups seek meeting with Missouri AG over profiling report Updated: Jun-03-15 8:46 am
ST. LOUIS - At least eight civil rights advocacy groups want to meet with Missouri's top law enforcer to discuss his office's latest findings that black drivers are 75 percent more likely to be stopped in the state than white drivers.
- Black Hills State University center to host business seminar Updated: Jun-03-15 2:31 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A South Dakota university is hosting a business seminar focused on tax regulations at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.
- With Medal of Honor award, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin Updated: Jun-03-15 12:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all.
- Study: Minorities in retail get paid less, promoted less Updated: Jun-02-15 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the retail industry, a new study showed Tuesday.
- New federal judge for Texas settles in at Galveston Updated: Jun-02-15 12:53 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - Judge George Hanks Jr. stood in his new workplace - Galveston's historic federal courtroom fashioned with grand wood panels and lights shaped as the scales of justice.
- Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck are remembered Updated: Jun-02-15 10:40 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank in 1794.
- Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men Updated: Jun-01-15 7:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired women to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year.
- Powers leaving UT-Austin as diversity issues linger Updated: Jun-01-15 4:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Bill Powers won't be the University of Texas at Austin president who decides whether to keep a statue of Jefferson Davis, a tribute to the president of the Confederacy, on campus.
- Voting advocates file lawsuit challenging restrictions Updated: Jun-01-15 2:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A liberal group and a voting rights organization have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a host of changes Republicans have made to Wisconsin's election laws, alleging the provisions burden black people, Latinos and Democratic-leaning voters.
- Missouri police stopped blacks more than whites in 2014 Updated: Jun-01-15 1:35 pm
ST. LOUIS - The disparity in the rate at which Missouri authorities pulled over black drivers compared with whites last year surged to its highest level since the state began compiling data 15 years ago, the state's top law enforcer said Monday.
- Board of Shaw University chooses alumna as next president Updated: Jun-01-15 4:06 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The South's first historically black university has chosen an alumna as its next president.
- Smithsonian museum to display artifacts from slave ship Updated: May-31-15 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will display objects from a slave ship that sank off the coast of Cape Town in 1794.
- DOJ opposes some parts of schools consolidation plan Updated: May-29-15 4:43 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Justice is questioning a merger plan for the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school system that preserves a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students.
- UNC-Chapel Hill building to drop name of prominent KKK head Updated: May-28-15 6:10 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - Trustees at the country's oldest public university decided Thursday to rename a University of North Carolina classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader.
- ACLU: Black people arrested more than whites in Minneapolis Updated: May-28-15 8:35 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Black people are nearly nine times more likely to be arrested for low-level offenses in Minneapolis than white people, while American Indians are also far more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts, according to an analysis of city police data released Thursday.
- David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO's 'Nightingale' Updated: May-28-15 8:33 am
LOS ANGELES - HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence.
- After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming Updated: May-28-15 7:33 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.
- Indianapolis mobile home operator accused of discrimination Updated: May-27-15 9:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The operator of an Indianapolis mobile home park is facing a discrimination lawsuit alleging it discouraged minorities and people with disabilities from renting homes.
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- State cites 2 districts for disproportionate punishment Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The state Department of Education has cited two northern Indiana school districts for disproportionately disciplining black special education students.
- City of Tampa has new police chief amid bike ticketing probe Updated: May-26-15 3:04 am
TAMPA, Florida - Tampa has a new police chief, and he's starting amid a federal probe into how the agency handles the city's bike ticketing program and minorities.
- Discrimination suit has ripple effect for Somerset Co. town Updated: May-25-15 5:44 pm
SOMERVILLE, New Jersey - A $1.75 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit continues to have a ripple effect in a central New Jersey town.
- Norwalk boosts recruitment of minority teachers Updated: May-25-15 1:08 pm
NORWALK, Connecticut - Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups.
- National Park Service surveying Reconstruction sites Updated: May-25-15 11:34 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to a lesser-known period of American history: the era of Reconstruction after the war.
- Students spruce up black cemetery, veterans' gravestones Updated: May-24-15 11:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of eighth-grade students cleaned veterans' gravestones in a mostly abandoned cemetery once used by prominent black Kansas City-area residents in an effort to honor them before Memorial Day.