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Stories with subject: Race and ethnicity
  • new storySC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-06-15 11:46 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

  • New Spokane NAACP head wants to repair damage, move forward 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 12:54 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The new president of the Spokane NAACP says she wants to focus on repairing the damage from the recent Rachel Dolezal controversy.

  • Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:38 am

    NEW ORLEANS - About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.

  • South Africa's Tutu renews vows after 60 years in wedlock 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:10 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, affectionately known to many South Africans as "Arch," kissed his bride of 60 years, Leah.

  • Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 4:16 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor.

  • To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 10:31 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

  • Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway's 'On the Town' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:14 pm

    NEW YORK - Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned - a debut on Broadway.

  • Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:10 pm

    PHOENIX - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.

  • Artists' purchasing initiative shows minority-owned hurdles 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 12:23 pm

    PITTSBURGH - When Paulette Still left a career in banking to open Posy Flower Design and Event Decor, she expected to sacrifice a steady and hefty paycheck for the chance to be her own boss. She didn't expect the number of people who would challenge her entrepreneurship based strictly on her race.

  • Russellville man helping plan march from Selma to Washington 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:22 am

    RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama - A march starting in Selma and weaving 860 miles through multiple states before culminating in a rally at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., may sound like something that took place during the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

  • Urban League releases report on New Orleans since Katrina 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:28 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report suggests post-Hurricane Katrina progress for black residents in New Orleans has not been as good as in white households.

  • Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:58 am

    NEW ORLEANS - About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.

  • Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am

    WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.

  • Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.

  • White supremacist leader sentenced to 13 years 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:50 pm

    PENDLETON, Oregon - The leader of a Pendleton white supremacist gang has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

  • Clemson faculty again call for renaming Tillman Hall 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:50 pm

    CLEMSON, South Carolina - Some of Clemson University's faculty have renewed their call for the school to remove the name of a white supremacist and former governor from one of the campus' best-known buildings.

  • Wyoming home to more minorities 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm

    CASPER, Wyoming - The number of customers at Little Mexico - a Casper store that sells colorful pinatas, first communion dresses and CDs of traditional brass band music - has grown since Irma Ruiz bought the business in 2000.

  • The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.

  • China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:14 am

    BEIJING - Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.

  • Fewer state residents admitted to University of California 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased.

  • Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 pm

    GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina - As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

  • Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.

  • Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:43 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

  • Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning depends on beholder story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:35 pm

    Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest.

  • Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.