Racial and ethnic discrimination

June 12, 2017 - 4:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Namibia is planning a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela during South Africa's era of white minority rule. Ya Toivo, 92, died on Friday, drawing tributes from Namibian President Hage Geingob and others...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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The graves of Richard and Mildred Loving are seen in a rural cemetery near their former home in Caroline County, Virginia, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Richard Loving, a white man, and his wife Mildred, a black woman, challenged Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and ultimately won their case at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. Monday, June 12, 2017 marks 50 years since the Supreme Court issued that opinion, which overturned laws against interracial marriage in 16 states. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
June 11, 2017 - 3:44 pm
MILFORD, Va. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down as unconstitutional 16 state bans on interracial marriage. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman who had been jailed for being married to...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2017 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, who live streamed his shooting on Facebook, arrives in court to resume her turn on the witness stand during the trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Yanez is charged in the July 6 death of Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, in a St. Paul suburb. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 6:58 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting. The audio is key...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, June 5, 2017, in the trial for officer Yanez, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights in July 2015. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 06, 2017 - 5:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a fellow officer afterward that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, according to audio played Tuesday for jurors. The audio is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez's manslaughter trial in the death...
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Workers go over the final installation of the permanent exhibit "Salute to the Home Front" at the National World War II Museum which will open to the public this Saturday, in New Orleans, Monday, June 5, 2017. The exhibit tells the home front story from the 1920s to the development of the atomic bomb. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 06, 2017 - 4:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A rusted fragment of the battleship USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. "Salute to the Home Front," which...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo actor Michael Che attends the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto. "Saturday Night Live" star Che said he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February 2017, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports that the comedian and co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told an audience at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, June 2 in Boston that people were upset by the comments, adding that "when I say 'people,' I mean 'white guys.'" (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
June 03, 2017 - 1:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) says he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/2rnajTP ) that the comedian and co-anchor of "...
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2017 - 12:58 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Oh, he hit from long range, too. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors. Durant finished with 38 points, eight...
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2017 - 12:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Oh, he hit from long range, too. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors. Durant finished with 38 points, eight...
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