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Leo Morris: A gymnast shows us the way

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Thank you, Simone Biles, for pulling me out of the funk I’d talked myself into over sports.On my best days I am ambivalent about...

Family files $30M suit over deputies’ shooting of Black man

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The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers'...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from soccer matches as authorities...

Jags’ Meyer, Baalke subpoenaed in Iowa discrimination suit

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars said Wednesday that coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke were subpoenaed as part of a lawsuit...

Subcommittee recommends Vel Phillips statue outside Capitol

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MADISON, Wis. — A statue of Wisconsin's first Black secretary of state outside the state Capitol came a little closer to reality Tuesday after...

Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

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ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

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BOSTON — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe...

Emmy surprises: ‘Pose,’ ‘I May Destroy You’ & ‘Lupin’

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NEW YORK — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. ...

Virginia jury awards $300k to Black woman injured by officer

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RICHMOND, Va. — A jury in Virginia has awarded $300,000 in damages to a Black woman who sued a police officer for excessive force...