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2d ago

Black San Francisco dog walker whose house burned down says he's faced racist harassment for years

Terry Williams said he has been racially attacked and harassed for 14 years by some who don’t want a Black man in their parks.
Neighbors post supportive notes on the boarded up exterior Terry Williams’ home
Neighbors post supportive notes on the boarded up exterior Terry Williams’ home

Supreme Court throws out race claim in South Carolina redistricting case in win for GOP

Civil rights groups argued that state Republicans unlawfully redrew GOP Rep. Nancy Mace’s district when they removed thousands of Black voters.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C.
2d ago

Mychal Threets is on a mission to spread ‘library joy’ to counter record book bans

Nearly half of the books challenged or banned last year were centered on LGBTQ subjects or people of color. The internet's favorite librarian says it's time to reverse that trend.
Photo illustration of librarian Mychal Threets holding up a NYPL card
Photo illustration of librarian Mychal Threets holding up a NYPL card
3d ago

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
3d 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.
3d 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
3d 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
3d 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.
4d 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.
4d 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

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