BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The founder and chief executive of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama will leave the nonprofit organization at the end of the year, the group said in a statement.
Isabel Rubio, who has led the Birmingham-based organization for 20 years, will be replaced by chief operating officer Carlos Aleman, who went to work for the group as deputy director three years ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History had announced in 2019 that it found a flood control tunnel on the outskirts of Mexico City that had Spanish construction techniques but carved Aztec symbols embedded in it.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — In Republicans' bid to retake control of Congress, this traditionally Democratic stretch of South Texas has quietly become a top battleground.
After making unexpected gains last November, the GOP is zeroing in on a trio of House seats in the region as key targets heading into next year's midterm elections.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homicides in California jumped 31% last year, making it the deadliest year since 2007, and Black people accounted for nearly one-third of all victims as the nation's most populous state struggled with the coronavirus pandemic and concerns over racial injustice, according to reports released Thursday.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A premier public high school in northern Virginia has dramatically increased the number of Black and Hispanic students offered admission under a new application system that some Asian American parents say discriminates against their children.
PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops of Hispanic drivers by the sheriff’s office in metro Phoenix were more likely to last longer and result in searches or arrests than those of white drivers, according to a new study eight years after the agency was found to have racially profiled Hispanics in immigration crackdowns.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan.
Microsoft is expanding a program designed to improve high-speed internet access in Detroit and seven other U.S. cities.
The technology giant said Wednesday that its Airband Initiative is working to provide affordable broadband, devices and other resources in Black and Latino communities.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found that the longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections did not suffer discrimination due to his age or Hispanic ethnicity under his former boss.
NEW YORK (AP) — An equal blend of black and white thread, the gray uniform worn by the New York State Police stands for the impartiality of justice.
But this attire belies disparities within the agency, which for generations has failed to fill its ranks with troopers who reflect New York's diverse population.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A program meant to prevent vision loss among some of Alabama's most vulnerable residents will provide free vision screening and testing in rural communities.
Offered as part of a study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, the program already has treated more than 100 people at Cahaba Medical Care clinics in Maplesville and Marion, UAB said in an announcement, and it will expand to include a clinic in Centreville in June.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The College of Southern Idaho has become the first in the state to be a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, officials said.
(RNS) — A new survey reports white evangelicals, Hispanic Protestants and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the most likely to believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory, a trend researchers suggest correlates with the kind of media they consume.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Elections officials in an upstate New York county are accused of failing to provide adequate early voting sites for people living in racially diverse neighborhoods of Troy in a lawsuit filed Thursday by the state's attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that a parents' group can move forward with a lawsuit alleging that new admissions policies at an elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminate against Asian Americans.
ATLANTA (AP) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Latinos are forgoing COVID-19 shots because of concerns about losing work hours, getting a bill, and for some, immigration worries. That's according to a new poll that offers insights into how to raise vaccination rates among the nation's largest ethnic minority.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker praised the state’s COVID-19 vaccine push during a meeting Tuesday with other governors and President Joe Biden, saying the state’s “mixed model” of vaccine distribution helped ensure a broad base of Massachusetts residents received shots.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four members of the Oklahoma Legislature — two state senators and two state representatives — announced Wednesday the creation of a new bipartisan Legislative Latino Caucus.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are redoubling efforts to make it easier to get COVID-19 shots — with new drive-thru clinics in working-class neighborhoods in Las Vegas and expanded outreach to Reno’s Hispanic community — to try to reverse a decline in vaccinations statewide.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff's deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn't known if the suspect was still in the city.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from an educational reform group has found that Black and Hispanic students are woefully underrepresented in Virginia's public colleges and universities.
According to the April 12 report from Education Reform Now, Blacks and Hispanics make up 34% of Virginia's college-age population.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would pick the president of the American Statistical Association to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as it works toward releasing data from the 2020 census that will be used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King on Monday launched his 2022 election campaign.
King is a Republican. He was the Doraville police chief and had no insurance experience when Gov.
The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018.
A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to Armando “A.J.” Perez, who rose through the ranks of Bridgeport police to lead the department as its first Hispanic chief over a nearly four-decade career there.
DENVER (AP) — A study of decisions made by the Denver district attorney's office has said Black and Hispanic people charged with felonies in Denver face “a persistent set of disadvantages” compared with their white peers.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska cleared a path Monday for adults of all ages to sign up for a coronavirus vaccination, but state officials said they're still trying to overcome “vaccination hesitancy," especially in some minority communities.
MIAMI (AP) — The former police chief in Houston was sworn in Monday as the leader of Miami's police department.
Art Acevedo, who was born in Cuba, was the first Hispanic person to lead Houston's police department.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) —
Allentown Police Officer Louis Santiago and his partner recently were called to a home where the kids were refusing to go to school.
Santiago, though a rookie, was suited to handle the situation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One million Tennesseans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the state's Department of Health announced Thursday.
According to a news release, roughly 22% of the state's approximate 7 million population has received at least one dose.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey's administration said Friday it will allow a federally supported vaccination site in the Tucson area, begrudgingly reversing course while blasting the southern Arizona county's management of coronavirus testing and vaccination.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee cannot get espionage charges against him dismissed on the grounds that there weren’t enough Hispanic or Black individuals on the grand jury that indicted him, a judge ruled Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida prosecutors announced Monday that they are pursuing hate crime charges against a South Florida doctor accused of attacking a Hispanic man at a supermarket.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced her office is charging Dr.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care.
Minority students are significantly underrepresented when it comes to getting nominations from members of Congress to attend the nation's military service academies, according to an analysis released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen clergy members from the capital region rolled up their sleeves inside the Washington National Cathedral and got vaccinated against the coronavirus Tuesday in a camera-friendly event designed to encourage others to get their own COVID-19 shots.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck wants to bring up Floyd’s history of drug use and a previous arrest in an effort to show jurors that Floyd was partly to blame for his own death.
CHICAGO (AP) — Questions around race have been central to the murder case against the former Minneapolis police officer who leaned on George Floyd's neck while the Black man pleaded for air.
Of the six men and three women selected through Monday for Derek Chauvin's jury, five are white, one is multiracial, two are Black and one is Hispanic.
WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are warning health professionals about the risk of false positive results with a widely used laboratory test for COVID-19 and flu.
The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert to Friday for health facilities using Roche’s cobas test for coronavirus and seasonal flu.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial.
TOKYO — Transportation minister Kazuyoshi Akaba says Japan will tighten border controls and limit the number of entrants to up to 2,000 per day to guard against the more contagious variants of the coronavirus.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An official with the Columbia school district's gifted students program alleges in a lawsuit that the district discriminates against Black and Hispanic students when choosing who will be in the program.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A murder warrant was issued Wednesday for the arrest of a Texas police officer involved in shooting an unarmed drug suspect.
Austin police Officer Christopher Taylor is accused in the warrant of murder in the April 24 shooting death of Michael Ramos.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea will start administering coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of thousands of elders in long-term care settings this month after authorities approved the use of shots developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for adults 65 years old and older.
The issue of race looms large over the trial of a white former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death last May of George Floyd, a Black man.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A conservative legal group sued a northern Virginia school district Wednesday, alleging that its efforts to draw more Black and Hispanic students to a selective public high school end up discriminating against Asian Americans.