'Harder They Fall,' 'Insecure,' H.E.R. nab NAACP awards noms

This Feb. 6, 2020 file photo shows actress/writer/producer Issa Rae at the 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) This Feb. 6, 2020 file photo shows actress/writer/producer Issa Rae at the 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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School police chief receives blame in Texas shooting response

The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight.

Fact check: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws.

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