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After weeks of racist threats, a Black dog walker's home was set on fire in San Francisco

Terry Williams says he will not be pushed out of his home city, despite experiencing several racist incidents over the years.?
A fire in San Francisco's Alamo Square neighborhood
A fire in San Francisco's Alamo Square neighborhood
2d ago

House passes bill to rename federal courthouse after Latino family who helped desegregate schools

The case of Mendez v. Westminster ended school segregation in California, laying the groundwork for the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling.
Silvia Mendez speaks about a bill to rename the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 2023 at the Capitol.
Silvia Mendez speaks about a bill to rename the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 2023 at the Capitol.
2d ago

Black marching bands will head to Southern California for annual show

The Honda Battle of the Bands will go to California for the first time in February.?
A person wearing a purple and white marching band costume plays the trumpet
A person wearing a purple and white marching band costume plays the trumpet
2d ago

Derek Chauvin accused of kneeling on woman’s back months before George Floyd's death

Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of Floyd, is alleged in a complaint to have thrown a woman onto the street and pressed his knee into her back on Jan. 17, 2020.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Lauryn Hill tops Apple Music's top 100 albums list with 1998 solo debut

Albums from Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and The Beatles also made the top 10.
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
2d ago

Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state assembly

State Sen. Steven Bradford, a Los Angeles-area Democrat, said the state “bears great responsibility” to atone for injustices against Black Californians.
California State Senator Steven Bradford is pictured in Sacramento, California, on March 13, 2024.
California State Senator Steven Bradford is pictured in Sacramento, California, on March 13, 2024.
3d ago

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' statement was more manipulation than apology, abuse and PR experts say

Domestic violence groups say apologies like Diddy's are a common manipulation tactic.
Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives for the 2018 Met Gala.
Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives for the 2018 Met Gala.
3d ago

Tennis champ and frustrated Floridian Coco Gauff urges her peers to vote

Gauff said it’s “a crazy time to be a Floridian, especially a Black one at that.”
 Coco Gauff looks on during her match during  a match in Rome
 Coco Gauff looks on during her match during  a match in Rome
4d ago

Family of Black teen executed in Pennsylvania files lawsuit nearly 100 years after his death

Alexander McClay Williams, who was executed at 16 after being convicted of murder in 1931, is the youngest person put to death in Pennsylvania.
Susie Williams Carter speaks
Susie Williams Carter speaks
4d ago

Haiti's main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it closed

The Port-au-Prince airport's reopening is expected to help ease a critical shortage of medications and other basic supplies, because Haiti's main seaport remains paralyzed.
Passengers speaks while standing  in line
Passengers speaks while standing  in line
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Ed Dwight, America's first Black astronaut candidate, becomes oldest person to reach space

Dwight was an Air Force pilot when President John F. Kennedy championed him as a candidate for NASA’s early astronaut corps.
Blue Origin flew adventurers to the final frontier on Sunday for the first time in nearly two years, reigniting competition in the space tourism market after a rocket mishap put its crewed operations on hold.
Blue Origin flew adventurers to the final frontier on Sunday for the first time in nearly two years, reigniting competition in the space tourism market after a rocket mishap put its crewed operations on hold.

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