- Marker pays homage to Va. school that served black students Updated: Sep-03-15 3:07 am
VICTORIA, Virginia - A state historical marker is being dedicated at a Southside Virginia school that served African-Americans during the era of segregation.
- French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument Updated: Sep-02-15 7:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A French Quarter commission voted Wednesday to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War.
- Haley says 'New South' can lead nation in race relations Updated: Sep-02-15 6:58 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that South Carolina has shown that racial progress comes from listening to, not shouting at, one another.
- Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing Updated: Sep-02-15 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.
- SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism Updated: Sep-02-15 5:34 pm
IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel - The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.
- The Latest: South Carolina gov. talks to National Press Club Updated: Sep-02-15 5:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech, "Lessons from the New South," at the National Press Club in Washington (all times local):
- William Carey University marks 50 years of its integration Updated: Sep-02-15 4:17 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Myron Noonkester well remembers when the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross on his family's lawn. He was 8 years old.
- Ex-Nigeria player latest African hoping to succeed Blatter Updated: Sep-02-15 10:50 am
The men from Africa who say they want to be FIFA president may all be little-known and have only a remote chance of securing football's most important job, but the continent will still play a big role in who succeeds Sepp Blatter.
- The Latest on Jewish shootings: Miller returns to stand Updated: Sep-01-15 6:46 pm
OLATHE, Kansas - The latest on the sentencing of a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):
- The Latest: Ex-chief who killed man won't work as cop again Updated: Sep-01-15 6:27 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on a white former police chief who pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in the shooting death of an unarmed black man (all times local):
- Man accused of harassing American Indian students cleared Updated: Sep-01-15 5:16 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A South Dakota man accused of using racial slurs and spilling beer on American Indian students during a hockey game was cleared of a disorderly conduct charge Tuesday, more than a month after a trial in the controversial case attracted more than 200 people.
- Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007 Updated: Sep-01-15 2:53 pm
LONDON - The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.
- Carjacking convictions for 2 men tossed over racial bias Updated: Sep-01-15 2:48 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Two convicted carjackers will get a new trial after an appeals court determined a juror who sat on their first trial should have been removed for racial bias.
- Marion trailer park pays $75K to settle discrimination probe Updated: Sep-01-15 4:47 am
MARION, Illinois - The owners of a southern Illinois mobile home park have reached a $75,000 settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations of housing discrimination.
- North Carolina justices ponder 2011 redistricting again Updated: Aug-31-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - As North Carolina's highest court considers for a second time whether the state's legislative and congressional boundaries were lawfully drawn on the basis of race, the justices also must consider seemingly competing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Lawsuit challenges Terrebonne judicial elections Updated: Aug-31-15 11:43 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is challenging Terrebonne Parish's practice of electing judges from at-large seats
- A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains Updated: Aug-31-15 11:04 am
CHICAGO - A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.
- Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews Updated: Aug-30-15 5:58 pm
WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÃ©rables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
- Yale urges discussion on renaming college honoring racist Updated: Aug-29-15 6:47 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale University's leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South Carolina who was an ardent supporter of slavery.
- Ole Miss groups discuss qualities sought in new chancellor Updated: Aug-29-15 5:47 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - Students, staff and faculty members at the University of Mississippi are telling the state College Board that they want a new chancellor who can unify Ole Miss.
- Family seeks answers in East St. Louis strip club killing Updated: Aug-29-15 10:52 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - In the nearly six years since a southern Illinois man died in an East St. Louis strip club parking lot after being run over by a bouncer's pickup truck, court hearings for a reckless homicide charge have been postponed 16 times and the case is on its sixth judge - one of whom is in federal prison.
- Arpaio lawyer hopeful that contempt case will get settled Updated: Aug-28-15 4:44 pm
PHOENIX - A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has expressed hope that a contempt-of-court case over his client's acknowledged disobedience of court orders in a racial profiling lawsuit could be settled before the lawman undergoes contempt hearings next month.
- Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut 'incredible' Updated: Aug-28-15 2:25 pm
NEW YORK - The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.
- Marker honors first black students at Clinton High School Updated: Aug-28-15 10:44 am
CLINTON, Tennessee - A Tennessee Historical Society marker has been unveiled in East Tennessee to honor the first black students to attend Clinton High School after a federal judge ordered it to desegregate.