Tag: Black Lives Matter

Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

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MILAN — A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy. ...

Florida ‘anti-riot’ bill goes to governor amid racial strife

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature approved stiffer penalties against violent protesters on Thursday, handing a major legislative victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who...

Prosecutor: No charges for police in fatal Detroit shooting

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A prosecutor said Wednesday she has decided not to charge Detroit officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who was recorded by...

Reform-minded Los Angeles DA faces blowback in first months

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LOS ANGELES — Minutes after George Gasc√≥n was sworn in as Los Angeles County district attorney, he fulfilled a promise to institute sweeping criminal...

Curry, WNBA players receive Jackie Robinson award from NAACP

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SAN FRANCISCO — NBA star Stephen Curry is drawing acclaim from civil rights leaders for his work campaigning for social justice, his support of...

Corporations become unlikely financiers of racial equity

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In the months since the police killing of George Floyd sparked a racial reckoning in the United States, American corporations have emerged as an...

Former TV presenter puts race on Dutch political agenda

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AMSTERDAM — Sylvana Simons is campaigning for the Dutch general election on a platform of what she calls radical equality. ...

Johnson says comments about Capitol breach were not racist

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MADISON, Wis. — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin denied Monday that he made racist comments last week when he said he...

EXPLAINER: What’s behind some Chauvin jury questions?

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Potential jurors in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd's death have been asked many predictable questions. Attorneys from...

Patterns emerge in jury screening for trial in Floyd’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS — The first week of jury selection in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death established patterns...