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Nation Aug 27Led by NBA, athletes again put focus on racial justice
While players and teams from baseball, the WNBA, MLS and tennis sat out their competitions Wednesday night, NBA players and coaches met for nearly three hours in a Disney hotel to determine next steps, including whether the season should continue.
Nation Aug 26NBA playoff games called off amid player protest, reverberates through other leagues
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds reportedly decided not to play as scheduled Wednesday and WNBA players also are not playing three regular season games in Bradenton, Florida.
Nation Jun 28In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what
With the city’s massive Pride parade canceled, Sunday's performances were virtual, the flags flew in emptier than normal spaces and the protesters were masked.
Health Jun 07Officials urge Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests
As New York City prepared to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was put in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be…
Nation Jun 07New York City curfew lifts early following peaceful protests
New York City is lifting its curfew spurred by protests against police brutality ahead of schedule, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday morning.
Nation Jun 05Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens
Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd are vowing to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shift to a calmer, but no less determined, focus on addressing racial injustice.
Nation Jun 02WATCH: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus and ongoing protest update
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference to give an update on the state’s response to the nationwide protests over police brutality and George FLoyd’s death.
Education Apr 11Are schools open? Governor, NYC mayor give different answers
The state governor and the New York City mayor are at odds over whether public school sites in the 1.1 million-student district will be shuttered for the rest of the academic year to curb the coronavirus.
Health Mar 18Durant among 4 Nets players to test positive for COVID-19
The Nets announced that one player is exhibiting symptoms, while the other three are asymptomatic. All four players have been isolated and are under the care of team physicians.
Nation Jan 01Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77
The NBA confirmed Stern died as the result of a brain hemorrhage he experienced three weeks ago.