• Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.

  • Jennifer Pinckney greets family members after the unveiling of the portrait of slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney at the state Capitol, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Clementa Pinckney died in that church along with eight others on June 17, leading a nighttime Bible study. Police said they were gunned down by a man motivated by racial hatred. (Paul Zoeller/The Post And Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.

  • In this April 30, 2016 file photo, Jesse Williams attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Williams, of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is an executive producer and is interviewed in the film, "Stay Woke: the Black Lives Matter Movement." It airs Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT on BET. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor helps produce BET documentary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET’s documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group’s formation.

  • A mural is seen at the site of Freddie Gray's arrest in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, Monday, May 23, 2016, after Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The trial of an officer cleared in the arrest of a young black man who died from injuries suffered in police custody revealed deep systemic problems within the Baltimore Police Department: Officers are inadequately trained and routinely ignore rules and regulations designed to keep people safe.