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Martin Luther King Jr.
July 27, 2015
Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action
The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading ...
July 26, 2015
Sanders visits Louisiana, talks civil rights, gun control
Sen. Bernie Sanders wrapped up a weekend campaign swing in Louisiana with a typically fiery speech railing against income ...
July 25, 2015
Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law
Art, monument or embarrassment? The "Confederate Memorial Carving" in a state park outside of Atlanta is once again stirring ...
July 16, 2015
Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama
A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that ...
July 12, 2015
D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies
D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
July 11, 2015
Dead Poets Society founder visits 500th grave
A Maine man who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets has reached a milestone. Walter Skold, ...
July 06, 2015
Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter
Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up ...
July 04, 2015
Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration
Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of ...
July 01, 2015
Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota
To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued ...
June 30, 2015
2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page
Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting ...
June 29, 2015
Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them
President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by ...
June 28, 2015
Funeral set in Charleston for slain member of black church
After much thought and prayer, DePayne Middelton-Doctor decided in January to return to her childhood roots and attend the ...
June 27, 2015
Funerals in Charleston for slain members of black church
Speaking at the funerals for three of the victims of a deadly attack on a historic African-American church in South Carolina, ...
June 26, 2015
Obama delivers unvarnished race lecture at eulogy
President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history ...
June 24, 2015
Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol.
June 23, 2015
Little leaguer Mo'ne Davis meets Braves' slugger Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron can appreciate someone with the ability and fortitude to overcome challenges. The Braves' slugger met Little ...
June 22, 2015
Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists
Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, ...
June 20, 2015
'You are welcome:' The night Emanuel opened its door to evil
When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately ...
June 19, 2015
Shootings highlight dark past for Charleston race relations
With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been a challenge in Charleston, the city where police ...
June 18, 2015
White gunman caught in killing of 9 in historic black church
It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said — a black community's leading lights extinguished ...