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Young novice protest leaders help drive US wave of dissent

Before George Floyd stopped pleading for air beneath a police officer's knee, 19-year-old Weidmayer Pierre was planning to work at Wal-Mart during his summer...

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,”...

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,”...

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,”...

Black Lives Matter network debunks Trump Twitter post

NEW YORK (AP) - The Black Lives Matter Global Network distanced itself Thursday from an unaffiliated activist whose comments sparked the ire of President...

LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it...

Unilever to drop terms like ‘whitening’ from beauty products

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday it is aiming for a “more inclusive vision of beauty” in its skin...

As party leaders age, progressive Black Democrats take stage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Yearning for change, a group of progressive Black Democratic congressional hopefuls is rushing toward the national stage, igniting rank-and-file enthusiasm in...

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for use of blackface in sketches

NEW YORK (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said...

Black bird watchers draw attention to racial issues outdoors

Jason Ward fell in love with birds at age 14 when he spotted a peregrine falcon outside the homeless shelter where he was staying...