Islamic Center of New Mexico (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Muslim communities are reeling after the fourth killing in a potential string of murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All the deaths have taken place in just a nine-month period, stoking fear among local faith groups and garnering attention from Muslim leaders nationwide. The Albuquerque […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The three men convicted of hate crimes in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced Monday. Gregory McMichael; his son, Travis McMichael; and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan each face life sentences after being convicted by a federal jury in February. The jury decided that the three […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As the federal government aims at expanding protections for LGBTQ people, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state agencies are vowing to dodge those safeguards. In a memo from the Florida education department on Thursday, the agency told state schools to ignore nondiscrimination guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and […]

STOCK IMAGE/Getty Images (LEE COUNTY, Fla.) — Transgender students in Lee County School District in Florida who want to be identified by teachers and principals with pronouns that correspond with their gender identity will now have to fill out a Gender Support Plan. “If a student does complete a gender support plan, which will by […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE (PHILADELPHIA) — A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed by a Baltimore family against Sesame Place, alleging racial discrimination from the theme park. The family said it decided to come forward after videos of a Sesame Place character seemingly waving off two young Black girls at the same park went […]

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — The FBI has released a list of more than 170 Native Americans that have been confirmed to be missing throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. The list will be regularly updated, as several federal agencies try to address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous people. […]

Courtesy the family of Alithia Ramirez (NEW YORK) — Google is honoring Alithia Haven Ramirez, one of the students killed in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, by spotlighting her Google Doodle. Alithia, 10, wanted to be an artist and had drawn artwork to submit to win the Doodle for Google artwork competition. “I want the […]

Mint Images/Getty Images (SAN ANTONIO) — Two men have been indicted in connection with the discovery of 53 people dead in an overheated tractor-trailer in one of the largest mass migrant casualty events in U.S. history. A federal grand jury in San Antonio, Texas, indicted Homero Zamorano Jr., 46, and Christian Martinez, 28, in connection […]

Wesley Lapointe / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Protesters in several cities across the country are calling on the Biden administration, as well as local officials, to address the rapid rise in monkeypox cases. Demonstrators, including many LGBTQ activists, say officials have yet to provide the necessary outreach to vulnerable populations as […]

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) — The legal team representing the family of two young Black girls who were seemingly waved off by a Sesame Place character is calling for the costumed performer to be fired. “We want a genuine and authentic apology,” attorney B’Ivory LaMarr said in a press conference Wednesday. “The second […]

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