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Live Blog: Three Arrests Made At Downtown Protest Friday

June 28
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates on Black Lives Matter and racial justice.

Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table

Nov. 25
Piper McDaniel / NPR

This year the beloved holiday comes on the heels of a national movement demanding racial justice. One Native American leader says that "people want to resolve the burdens of our history."

Oral Nunis Sr. seen with his wife, Roxie, in an...

Family Of Man Who Died Following Chula Vista Police Encounter Sues City

Nov. 24
By City News Service

The family of Oral Nunis Sr., a Northern California resident who was visiting his daughter in Chula Vista, alleges police officers used unreasonable force in detaining him, resulting in his death, and that race played a role in how he was treated.

Kyle Rittenhouse Released On $2 Million Bail, Awaiting Trial In Kenosha, Wis., Deaths

Nov. 20
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Rittenhouse faces charges that he shot to death two men and wounded a third at protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August.

Asia-Pacific Allies Speak With Biden As Transition Continues To Move Forward

Nov. 12
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

Biden sought to reassure the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia that he will work to renew and strengthen ties.

Lucille Bridges, Mother Of Anti-Segregation Icon Ruby Bridges, Dies At 86

Nov. 11
Scott Neuman / NPR

In 1960, she braved death threats and racial epithets to accompany her daughter to the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, desegregating the school.

An undated photo collage shows 95-year-old Worl...

A 95-year-old Veteran Remembers Fighting WWII In The Pacific — And Racism At Home

Nov. 11
Robert Garrova/American Homefront

President Roosevelt integrated the military in 1941, but for African-American service members like Luther Hendricks, racism still was prevalent.

How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health

Nov. 11
Yuki Noguchi / NPR

For five decades, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center has confronted the ways disparities can hurt its patients' health. Community leaders say it's a model for cities facing similar struggles.

Why Does The Navy Have So Few Black Admirals? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

Nov. 6
Steve Walsh / NPR

Some say Black sailors have to navigate both unconscious and active bias in the Navy.

Small flames still burn at Chase bank location ...

Two Suspects In Destructive La Mesa Protest-Riot Jailed

Nov. 3
By City News Service

Two men were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of torching buildings and looting businesses during a La Mesa police-brutality protest that devolved into rioting and violence last spring.

What It's Like For Asian American Candidates During A Pandemic Marked By Racism

Nov. 1
Chloee Weiner / NPR

While the pandemic has made this an unprecedented election for all campaigns, it's a particular challenge for the record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates running this year.

Kasey Morgan, a public information officer for ...

Illinois Authorities Extradite Kyle Rittenhouse To Wisconsin

Oct. 31
By Associated Press

Illinois authorities have extradited a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Policing Reform, Civilian Oversight And More: After Months Of Protest, Voters Decide

Oct. 31
Cheryl Corley / NPR

Months of protests over police brutality has brought some change, but major reform has so far eluded many communities.

Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor

Oct. 30
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.

Walter Wallace Jr.'s Family Does Not Want Police Officers To Face Murder Charges

Oct. 29
Vanessa Romo / NPR

"Here's why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job," the family's attorney said on Thursday. The officers' names have not been released.

Why Diversity Training Has Been Suspended At USAID

Oct. 27
Joanne Lu / NPR

The suspension followed an executive order from the Trump administration that called such workplace programs "divisive," "anti-American," racist against white people and sexist against men.

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