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Martin Luther King Jr.
August 08, 2015
From traffic stop to fiery uproar, a look at the Watts riots
It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and ...
August 06, 2015
On anniversary, Obama says too few use hard-won voting right
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women ...
August 05, 2015
Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965
On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most ...
August 04, 2015
Man arrested after report of shooting on National Mall
Someone fired a gun inside a car on the National Mall after witnesses reported a fight inside the vehicle Tuesday afternoon, ...
August 04, 2015
Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges
One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of ...
August 02, 2015
Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case
A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to ...
July 31, 2015
Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King's church
Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev.
July 30, 2015
Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church
Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags ...
July 30, 2015
The Latest: Police: Hate crime not ruled out over MLK flags
The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the 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 ...