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London Breed

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor London Breed Is Sworn In

https://twitter.com/sfchronicle/status/1017304031037812736 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — London Breed made history Wednesday as the first black female mayor of San Francisco after she was sworn into office in the city that has come to embody extreme wealth...
Mother and Daughter

N.J. Utility Company May Have Violated Their Own Code After Cutting Power to Grandmother...

A utility company representative was told about a 68-year-old woman's medical condition about a month before she died after her electricity was turned off because of a past due balance, the woman's daughter said Tuesday.
Yerington High school

Two Black Nevada Students Win Settlement In Racial Bullying Case After Administrators Did Little...

Two African-American students who say they were subjected to repeated racial bullying at their rural Nevada high school have won a settlement in a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school district and the city of Yerington.

Officer Who Appeared to Celebrate Death of Young Pittsburgh Rapper Placed On Desk Duty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police officer who posted a Facebook comment that appeared to celebrate the recent death of up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo has been put on desk duty. The police department says the...

Association Removes Name of ‘Little House of the Prairie’ Author from Award for Depiction...

CHICAGO (AP) — A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th-century author portrayed blacks...

How DC’s Public Schools Went from Success Story to Cautionary Tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts...

Thanks, But No Thanks: Trump Eyes Pardon for Muhammad Ali, Except He Doesn’t Need One 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he may pardon the late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, and for futures acts of clemency, he may seek recommendations from pro football players and other...
Sloane Stephen French Open

Sloane Stephens Seeks Second Grand Slam After Securing Spot In French Open Finals

PARIS (AP) — 10th-seeded Sloane Stephens had never made it past the fourth round in Paris until now. After sitting out nearly a year because of an injured right foot that needed surgery in...

Why T.O. Won’t Attend Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee. Owens was voted into the hall in February. In a...
Alice Johnson Trump

Conflicting Points of Views Emerge As Many Celebrate Trump’s Decision to Commute Alice Johnson’s...

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1004708553678942218 WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing his clemency powers once again, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. "BEST NEWS EVER!!!!"...

Cop Caught Saying ‘Ooh, the Milwaukee Police Department Is All Racist … blah, blah,...

https://youtu.be/ylp-3R5RmR8 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others...

France President Says Decision to Reward Bravery of Malian Man Does Not Contradict Push...

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Monday lauded as a hero a migrant from Mali who scaled an apartment building to save a child dangling from a balcony and rewarded the young man's...
black man shot Virginia

‘Having a Mental Breakdown Should Not be a Death Sentence’ Police Asks for Patience...

NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who...
Trump Navel Academy

Trump Tells Naval Academy ‘Our Ancestors Tamed a Continent’ — Naturally, a Debate Erupted

https://youtu.be/UMxsBshpehU ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump stressed the United States' military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the "best way to prevent war is to be...
Morgan Freeman assault

In Second Statement, Morgan Freeman Is ‘Devastated’ 80 Years of His Life Can Be...

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women and that it's not right to equate misplaced compliments or humor with horrific incidents of assault. The Academy Award-winning actor made a second...
Bucks arrest video

Milwaukee Police Chief Apologizes for Officer’s ‘Inappropriate’ Actions Against Bucks Player Sterling Brown

https://youtu.be/oPSpmk7S4eg MILWAUKEE (AP) — Video released Wednesday shows an interaction between Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and four police officers after a parking violation quickly escalated when an officer asked the basketball guard to take...
School Shooting Texas

‘We Thought It Was a Fire Drill’ Up to 10 Killed In Texas High...

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Harris County...
Spike Lee

Spike Lee Unleashes on Donald Trump In Profanity-Laden Rant

In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee spoke to reporters...
Oprah Winfrey

‘Put Your Phone Down at Dinner’ Oprah Gives Sage Advice In Address to California...

https://youtu.be/DnKu46WGajo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey figured it was safe to talk about politics again as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California. Winfrey joked, "The rumors...
Milwaukee officer

Milwaukee Officer Suspended After Violent Arrest of Man Suffering Mental Breakdown Was Caught on...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Four Milwaukee police officers are under investigation for kicking and punching an African American man while he was restrained on the ground during a confrontational arrest that was captured in several...
Trump Nigerian President

Trump to the First African Leader He Hosted In the White House: Some African...

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/991015712348102656 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday did not deny having used a vulgar term to describe countries in Africa earlier this year. He also did not apologize for the comment as he...

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