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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said...
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games...
WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (AP) — The police commissioner of a small U.S. town has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama, a town official said Monday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP said Monday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a "wreck" and almost crying after a television interview in which Sterling derided Magic Johnson as a role model...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say actor Michael Jace is charged with homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their home...
(AP) The King of Pop and a likely successor, prince of pop Justin Timberlake, ruled the Billboard Music Awards — though Michael Jackson made a splash via hologram and Timberlake accepted his awards via video from overseas...
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town says he won't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the N-word...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they have worked through and are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools. Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times on Wednesday announced that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job...
DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has badly outdated views about minorities and is shockingly ignorant about HIV and AIDS for such a prominent public figure...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the oldest black-owned bookstores in the nation has been evicted from its longtime home in a historic San Francisco neighborhood...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball teams has maintained its racial and gender hiring practices in the last year, while the percentage of African-American players equaled a study's all-time low set in the 2007 season...
NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire."...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will stop challenging a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against police...