Race and ethnicity

March 02, 2019 - 8:11 am
PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating after a memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis was vandalized in the eastern city of Strasbourg. The prefecture of the Bas-Rhin region said in a statement the heavy memorial stone was discovered moved from its base...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, James Stern of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. One of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. appears to have an unlikely new leader: Stern, a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 02, 2019 - 8:09 am
One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A young civil rights activist named Bernard Sanders was arrested and dragged off to jail for protesting school segregation on the South Side of Chicago in the summer of 1963. Most voters didn't learn about that episode until photos surfaced in late February 2016, almost 10 months...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 file photo, Betty Shelby leaves the courtroom with her husband, Dave Shelby, right, after the jury in her case began deliberations in Tulsa, Okla. The Department of Justice says there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal civil rights charges against the white former Tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores on Friday, March 1, 2019, announced the closure of the federal investigation into whether ex-Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby willfully used unreasonable force against Terence Crutcher when she shot and killed him in September 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 01, 2019 - 11:55 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There is insufficient evidence to pursue federal civil rights charges against a white former Tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man, the Department of Justice said Friday. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced the closure of the investigation into whether...
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In this image made from a Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, video, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., listens as he questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, as Cohen testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynne Patton, who works in the Trump administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stands behind Meadows, as Meadows said to Cohen, "I asked Lynne to come today in her personal capacity to actually shed some light." (AP Photo)
March 01, 2019 - 5:11 am
Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense." Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the "Rebel Rousers" and insisted they weren't racist when confronted because...
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Protesters and state troopers stand off in the Tennessee Capitol during a demonstration calling for the removal of a bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader in Nashville, Tenn, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)
February 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two African-American activists were arrested Thursday, the final day of Black History Month, while demanding lawmakers remove a bust from the state Capitol of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The protest followed a tense news conference...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 28, 2019 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers who clashed bitterly over race hugged it out Thursday on the House floor. Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan embraced and chatted for almost a minute as the House took its final votes of the week. It was a striking sight after the pair...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, and his wife Pam, watch as the casket of fallen Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell is carried to a waiting tactical vehicle during the funeral at the Chilhowie Christian Church in Chilhowie, Va. Virginia First Lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African American teenager complained about a tour of the governor’s mansion she said was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday, Feb. 27 that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the mansion’s historic kitchen before the Civil War are told properly. Northam’s statement comes amid heightened racial tension in Virginia politics. Gov. Ralph Northam has recently apologized for wearing blackface decades ago. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool, File)
February 28, 2019 - 8:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor's mansion was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the...
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Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot and her daughter Vivian Lightfoot appear with supporters at EvolveHer in Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Former federal prosecutor Lightfoot, who could become the first African-American woman to lead the nation's third-largest city, was the top vote-getter in a field of 14 that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated Chicago politics for much of the last six decades. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 6:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department after a white officer's fatal shooting of a black teenager said Wednesday that voters likely had the high-profile case on their minds when they advanced her to an April runoff for mayor, assuring for the...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, becomes emotional as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is casting the president as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex...
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