Social Issues

FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs "Freedom" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer’s grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture creating shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. Many from the black community are praising Beyonce for shedding light on HBCUs. Her high-energy festival set over the weekend involved a marching band, dance troupes and step teams from black colleges along with her singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the national black anthem. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 6:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. From far and wide, some HBCU students are saying Beyonce's...
Read More
Fairview Middle and High School students taking part in a national school walkout event to protest gun violence and honor shooting victims at Fairview High School in Fairview Township, Erie County, Pa., Friday April 20, 2018. As part of the event, most of the students walked twice around the Keck Field running track twice. Protests were planned across the country Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action. Many of the students who joined demonstrations across the country Friday turned their attention to upcoming elections...
Read More
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Friday he'll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal...
Read More
Nikki Brown, center, hugs others in front of Forest High School Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. One student shot another in the ankle at the high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday. The injured student was taken to a local hospital for treatment. (Doug Engle /Star-Banner via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It...
Read More
FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
Read More
FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge is set to hear arguments about whether to delay the case of Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump, after federal agents raided the president's personal lawyer's office and residence. U.S. District Judge James Otto will hold the hearing Friday, April 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
April 20, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen that Cohen needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels aimed at dissolving a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from...
Read More
April 20, 2018 - 11:38 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom. Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 stores, workers can wear solid color blue jeans instead of khaki-colored or black denim pants. They also can wear a solid-color shirt of their...
Read More
April 20, 2018 - 9:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also...
Read More
Teacher of the year Mandy Manning poses for a photograph at the Washington Court Hotel, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Washington. The national award winner embarks on a yearlong advocacy role to represent the best of the profession. Manning says she will use her new platform to encourage educators across the country to get out of their comfort zones in order to best serve the diversity of their students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 20, 2018 - 9:52 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture. For much of the past decade, Mandy Manning has taught at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. The center has...
Read More
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, front centre, leads other leaders of the Commonwealth nations through St George's hall at Windsor castle, during the CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Windsor, England, Friday April 20, 2018. Leaders from the 53-nation Commonwealth nations are meeting in Windsor Castle Friday, without official agenda but are widely expected to discuss protecting the world's oceans, cybersecurity and who should become the next leader of the Commonwealth. (Ben Stansall/PA via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Heir to the British throne Prince Charles was approved Friday as the next head of the Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies, according to U.K. media reports. Leaders from the 53-nation Commonwealth, holding a private meeting at Windsor Castle near London, agreed Charles...
Read More

Pages