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America's racial reckoning

The latest news on the protests, boycotts and the fight against systemic racism that is reverberating around the country.

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Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50 percent of NBA teams

In the last 12 months, eight coaching jobs have been filled by Black candidates — and for the first time, half the league’s franchises, 15 of the 30, have Black head coaches.
Boston Celtics v Miami Heat
Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

Putting more police in schools will disproportionately hurt Black, Latino students, experts say

The Uvalde school shooting renewed calls for more police in schools. Experts say not only is that ineffective, but that it also invites problems for students of color.
Image: A woman hugs a girl as they cry during a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.
Image: A woman hugs a girl as they cry during a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.

Black, Asian and Latino communities all faced mass shootings in 2 weeks. How they're showing support.

“I hope that we can use this moment to lean on one another,” one coalition leader said.
Image: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
Image: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

San Francisco's mayor to boycott Pride parade over uniformed police ban

The ban was initially put in place in 2020, following the nationwide protests for racial justice sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed waves to a cheering crowd atop a float during the San Francisco Pride parade on June, 24, 2018.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed waves to a cheering crowd atop a float during the San Francisco Pride parade on June, 24, 2018.

Virginia board considers restoring names of schools named for Confederate generals

The Shenandoah County School Board voted in 2020 to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View and Ashby-Lee Elementary School to Honey Run.
Mountain View High School in Shenandoah County, Va.
Mountain View High School in Shenandoah County, Va.

Morgan Wallen performance at Billboard Music Awards criticized in light of his racial slur scandal

Some viewers called out the awards show for honoring a Black activist and highlighting the mass shooting of Black people in Buffalo, New York, while also giving the country star an award.
Image: Morgan Wallen performs onstage at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.
Image: Morgan Wallen performs onstage at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Buffalo's Black community reels over the cost of white rage after deadly supermarket shooting

"To be targeted like this, it speaks to a lot of bigger issues around guns and race in the country," said one Buffalo native. "Something has to change."
BUFFALOSHOOTING
BUFFALOSHOOTING

'It made me feel low': Black students urge passage of Crown Act to end hair discrimination

The bill passed the House in March, but it does not have a clear path forward in the Senate.
Image: Diamond Campbell, 16, a junior at Bruce High School at home in Bruce, Miss., on May 2, 2022.
Image: Diamond Campbell, 16, a junior at Bruce High School at home in Bruce, Miss., on May 2, 2022.

Is Minneapolis' ban on 'no knock' warrants enough to prevent another Amir Locke?

“Does this prevent a tragedy like what happened to Amir Locke? ... I hope so, but I’m not sure," one expert said.
A demonstrator holds a photo of Amir Locke
A demonstrator holds a photo of Amir Locke

Residents of New Jersey town say mayor's racist comments are reflection of bigoted history

Sal Bonaccorso, 61, who was first elected mayor of Clark in 2000, remains on the job even after apologizing for using the N-word in a secret audio recording.
Sal Bonacorrso
Sal Bonacorrso

This child integrated his school in 1914. The case is gaining recognition a century later.

The story of Latino parents who successfully fought school segregation and discrimination went unexamined for a century. A new sculpture honors the Maestas decision of 1914.
Miguel Maestas
Miguel Maestas