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New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing.Last week, U.S. District Judge...
Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson rarely slows down, friends and family say. It seems he's always looking over details on death penalty cases from his Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. If he's not speaking on the criminalization of black...
 A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential...

 Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood."You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor...
 A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America" — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno...
 Cory Booker's supporters have spent months waiting for a moment when the charismatic senator could break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. That opening came when Joe Biden clumsily talked about segregationists, prompting Booker to push back...

 The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times...
 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is...
Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide.Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and gallery owner Sean Kelly announced Thursday that...

A woman suing Harvard University over 19th century images of slaves she says were her ancestors has received the backing of descendants of the professor who commissioned the images in his attempt to prove blacks were inferior to whites.Dozens...
 Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking...
 Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation.Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday at the launch...
 Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case.Kelly's attorneys sought to put the lawsuit on hold while the singer fights sex-related felony charges. Associate Judge Moira Johnson...
 The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the...
Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who...
 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is stepping up her campaign outreach to the black community.The California senator is seeking to mobilize students and graduates of historically black colleges and universities — known as HBCUs — as well as the...
 Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.The meeting at a downtown church was...
 A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago.In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle...
 South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing.The...
 Another Empire star has found themselves running into trouble with the law.According to TMZ, Bryshere Gray was in Chicago last Thursday when he was pulled over by police for a registration issue; the tags reportedly didn't match the car....