Georgia city votes to remove pavilion where slaves were sold

Officials in a small city in rural Georgia have voted to remove a rare, 18th century pavilion where slaves were once sold, though the decision must still clear legal hurdles, the city administrator said Wednesday. The Louisville City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night voted 4-1 to take down the Market House, or Slave […]

Breonna Taylor’s family argues police had no cause for raid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police called off a warrant search of Breonna Taylor’s apartment after a drug suspect was located elsewhere, but then went ahead with the deadly raid to look for other suspects with no connection to Taylor, her family says in a new court filing. Taylor, a emergency medical technician who had […]

Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022

Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women’s Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC will join the nine current NWSL clubs next season. Portman and Nortman […]

1 fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m., Louisville Metro police said in a statement, followed by calls that the […]

Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability

SEATTLE (AP) — A stipulation in a Kentucky police contract prohibited officials from initially firing the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville. The disciplinary history of a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonaldhad been deleted under the department’s contract, so officials didn’t know about the officer’s previous bad behavior. A Seattle […]

Suspect in killing at Louisville protest in custody

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The suspect arrested in the shooting death of a man during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor had taken part in demonstrations but was disruptive and had been asked by other protesters to leave, authorities and protesters said Sunday. The man, identified by an arrest citation as […]

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he’s not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn’t sure he can trust it. Many Black Americans share similar concerns and are planning to vote […]

Biggio HR, Blue Jays begin 2020 odyssey by beating Rays 6-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays began their still-in-progress odyssey by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Friday night in a season opener. Earlier in the day, the Blue Jays announced they will play the majority of their home games at the stadium of their […]

Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting fired

The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old Black woman was killed in her home.

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