NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years after the invention of “Basket Ball,” black players in segregated America formed leagues of their own, eventually creating a barnstorming circuit featuring such teams as the New York Renaissance, the Washington Bears and the Harlem Globetrotters.
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian soccer player being interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism to hit the country that will host the World Cup in a few months.
Tags: Brazil, By TALES AZZONI, Human rights and civil liberties, International soccer, Latin America and Caribbean, Men's soccer, Men's sports, Race and ethnicity, Sao Paulo, Soccer, Social affairs, Social issues, South America, Sports
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy.
Tags: African-Americans, Business, By MARTHA MENDOZA, California, Careers, Entrepreneurship, General news, Government and politics, Hispanics, Industries, Information technology, North America, Political activism, Political issues, Race and ethnicity, Social affairs, Social issues, Technology, United States
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — “By and large, American Latinos are a mixed group of people,” is how Felipe Ortego opens his 22-paragraph entry into what is expected to become the most comprehensive encyclopedia on Latino issues. A seemingly simple sentence, it is the lead into a detailed and informative piece on the impact Latinos have had in American literature through the last four centuries.
Tags: Arts and entertainment, Books and literature, By ABE VILLAREAL, Education, Entertainment, General news, Higher education, Hispanics, Las Cruces, New Mexico, North America, Race and ethnicity, Silver City, Social affairs, Social issues, United States