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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race was upheld Thursday by the Supreme Court in a 4-3 vote.

Van Driver in Freddie Gray Case Acquitted of Murder

Caesar Goodson Jr., the Baltimore Police van driver charged with second-degree murder in the Freddie Gray case, was acquitted of all charges Thursday by a Circuit Court judge after a two-week trial.

Rep. Chaka Fattah Found Guilty of Corruption

Longtime Congressman Chaka Fattah, a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, has been found guilty on corruption charges related to a racketeering conspiracy in which he and four of his colleagues misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign and charitable sources.

NJ Transit Settles $3.65M Racial-Discrimination Suit

NJ Transit recently settled a $3.65 million racial-discrimination lawsuit with seven former African-American employees, who cited racial insults from supervisors as the cause for legal action.

Racial Profiling 'Common Sense,' Says Trump

Donald Trump on Sunday called racial profiling of Muslims "common sense" as a strategy to prevent violence in America — although his proposed policies would prove ineffective, experts say.

Donations Roll In for Smithsonian's African-American Museum

Donations for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture continue to roll in as officials prepare for a star-studded opening on Sept. 24.

Charleston Remembers Victims One Year After Church Massacre

A year after nine black parishioners were gunned down during bible study inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the victims were remembered Friday during a memorial service at a nearby arena.

Body of Boy, 2, Attacked By Gator at Disney Resort Found

The body of a 2-year-old boy dragged off by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel in Florida was found Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Federal Restrictions on LGBT Blood Donors Slow Orlando Efforts

Many willing to give blood in the wake of Sunday's shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, are being turned away because of decades-old federal restrictions on donors from the LGBT community.

Orlando Massacre Prompts Outrage, Increased Security at LGBT Events

The deadly shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, this weekend has cast a pall over the LGBT community, including in D.C. as the region's annual Capital Pride Festival wraps Sunday.

At Least 50 Dead in Shooting Rampage at Gay Nightclub in Orlando

A popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, became a scene of terror when a "well-organized and well-prepared" gunman opened fire with an assault rifle early Sunday morning, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens others — the worst mass ...

Accused Charleston Shooter Requests Bench Trial

Dylann Roof, who is accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, has reportedly requested a bench trial.

Michael Dunn Appeals Conviction in Murder of Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn, the Florida man who was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station in November 2012, is seeking to have his convictions and life sentence overturned, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Murder Trial of Van Driver in Freddie Gray Case Set to Begin

Caesar Goodson Jr., the police van driver facing charges that include second-degree murder in the Freddie Gray case, will have his day in court Thursday.

Black Man Wrongfully Convicted of Rape Laments Disparity with Stanford Student's Sentence

A 20-year-old Stanford swimmer's six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman last year has much of the country up in arms — including a black former high school football player wrongly convicted of rape as a teen, ...

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