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Black history booms as states restrict it

Illustration of a flower made of text pages that is sprouting from cracked asphalt.

Here are some key cuts from the AP African American Studies curriculum

Photo of three red textbooks with the words "African-American History" printed on the binding. They are stacked on top of each other.

What happened to D.C. Green Book sites: Whitelaw Hotel

An old photo of the Whitelaw Hotel.
Shawna Chen
Updated Jan 28, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Why Memphis' specialized police unit is under fire after Tyre Nichols' death

Photo of people holding signs at a Memphis city council meeting, with one marked "Charge the cops" and the other "MPD Kills"
Shawna Chen
Updated Jan 28, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Memphis Police disband Scorpion unit after Tyre Nichols footage release

Memphis police chief: 5 officers responsible for "physical abuse" of Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols' mother, RowVaugn Wells, and stepfather, Rodney Wells, flanked by attorneys Ben Crump (right) and Antonio Romanucci (left) in a Memphis church on Jan. 23.

5 first responders plead not guilty to charges from Elijah McClain's death

Photo of a crowd of protesters, including two holding a banner that says "Justice for Elijah McClain, murdered by Aurora police"

U.S. anti-poverty advocate to lead new Yale theology center

The Rev. William Barber, of the Poor People's Campaign, speaks during a demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court during the MoveOn and Poor People's Build Back Better Action.

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend gets $2 million settlement over shooting

Kenneth Walker, boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, stands in front of a portrait of Taylor during a protest memorial for her in Jefferson Square Park on March 13, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.