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JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A reputed Ku Klux Klansman convicted of kidnapping two black men 43 years after the abductions wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if the statute of limitations had passed. James Ford Seale was convicted in...
DETROIT- If guiding the city of Detroit through a political scandal that resulted in prison time for former-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick isn’t enough, the city’s mayor must now deal with automakers struggling to make a profit. The new mayor,...
When Reverend Wright spoke about “them Jews” who are keeping him away from speaking to President Obama, he waded into dangerous territory. With those words, he waded into the territory where people go when they want to say something...
RAPHAEL TENTHANI Associated Press Writer (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale) BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna can get “Mercy,” Malawi’s highest court ruled Friday. The court overruled a lower court, saying the pop star can adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James. Madonna’s lawyer Alan Chinula said he...
The school board in St. Lucie County, Florida decided to reinstate suspended teacher Wendy Portillo. She was suspended for allowing her kindergarten students to vote to kick out a five-year-old autistic student out of her classroom. She asked her...
It’s a symbol of history — but also of hate. Some 150 years after the Civil War, the confederate flag is still stirring emotions — and South Florida is no exception. The city of Homestead is at the center of...
MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The late historian John Hope Franklin was “an angry, happy man” whose work as the head of a commission on race helped pull the country together, former President Bill Clinton said Thursday. Clinton...
PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) — President Barack Obama went to America’s heartland Thursday to challenge critics of his proposed health care overhaul, warning that inaction would prove costly and asking: “What’s the alternative?” A...
(AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini) LONDON (AP) — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu says that President Barack Obama’s background and race will help him influence African leaders. The anti-apartheid icon says Obama would be freer to make demands on African politicians because he...
On Wednesday, 39-year-old security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns died at George Washington Hospital after a gunman shot him at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Johns was working at the museum’s entrance, a half mile from the White House when police...
(AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale) BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s highest court plans to announce Friday whether Madonna can adopt a second child from the impoverished southern African country, the pop star’s lawyer said Thursday. The lawyer, Alan Chinula, said the ruling would...
CHARLOTTE – A few middle school students in Charlotte, North Carolina aren’t that thrilled the school year has come to an end. It’s because of a certain teacher who’s changed their lives inside and outside the classroom. Thomas Kirkley’s success...
HAMPTON, Virginia (AP) — President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is blaming “them Jews” for keeping him from speaking to the president. The former pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ told the Daily Press...
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The Republicans are losing their minds. How else to explain the transparency in their vicious attacks on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor? What makes the charges of racism lodged by Newt Gingrich – who has...
KRISTEN WELKER PHILADELPHIA – Three children were killed by a robbery suspect who lost control of his car as he fled from police in Philadelphia Wednesday. Police say just after 7:30pm a Pontiac crashed into three little kids, all under...
MARK BARGER previews two new films. Denzel Washington is a New York subway dispatcher, and John Travolta’s the bad guy who’s hijacked one of his cars, in “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3”. This is...
BROOKE HART Today, we know more about the man authorities say walked into the U.S. Holocaust Museum Wednesday and started shooting. In a statement, President Obama called the shooting an outrageous act at a place of solemn remembrance and...
MIKE WEBER Eddie Murphy plays a single dad who’s about to be guided by his daughter’s imagination in the new film “Imagine That.” When Eddie Murphy’s career is on the brink, his screen daughter’s imagination comes to his rescue. “I...
Since the recession began in December 2007, Black unemployment has risen 4.5 points, to 13.4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rather than sit on the sidelines anxiously waiting to be plucked from unemployment obscurity some individuals...
Blues legend David “Honeyboy” Edwards continues to share his music with audiences across America. Grammy award winning Edwards is one of the last original Delta Bluesmen. The Delta Blues shaped early folk music which gave way to rock and roll....