- Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag Updated: Aug-02-15 2:50 pm
HANOVER, Pennsylvania - Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
- Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case Updated: Aug-02-15 10:56 am
HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case - 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.
- Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church Updated: Jul-30-15 5:16 pm
ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.
- Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action Updated: Jul-27-15 11:20 am
GOLDSBORO, North Carolina - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.
- Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law Updated: Jul-25-15 5:41 pm
ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?
- After years of blight, LA Rosa Parks Station expects update Updated: Jul-23-15 1:16 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles Metro station named after civil rights activist Rosa Parks is getting an upgrade after years of blight.
- Atlanta leaders vote to study changing Confederate carving Updated: Jul-20-15 9:22 pm
ATLANTA - Atlanta city officials have voted to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to consider making changes to the giant carving on Stone Mountain that features Confederate leaders.
- Newton County sheriff's deputy, 91, showing no signs of rust Updated: Jul-19-15 9:08 am
COVINGTON, Georgia - There are two oaths Jack Simpson has lived by for most of his entire life: "I will do my best to do my duty to God and County," and "If you sit around when you get older you will rust."
- Clinton eulogizes promoter of National Civil Rights Museum Updated: Jul-18-15 6:08 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Former President Bill Clinton led the eulogies Saturday for D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum.
- From the ashes, Danville church receives new birth Updated: Jul-18-15 1:32 pm
DANVILLE, Kentucky - The Church of God of America is dead.
- Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama Updated: Jul-16-15 12:56 pm
DETROIT - A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama. There's just one glitch: She wants a jacket to wear with her official trip T-shirt, because she doesn't have "Michelle Obama arms."
- MLK sculptor remembered for art, passion after deadly crash Updated: Jul-13-15 2:19 pm
ATLANTA - The artist selected to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds died Sunday after a weekend crash involving a suspected drunken driver, a coroner said. Andy Davis was 53.
- D'Army Bailey, National Civil Rights Museum promoter, dies Updated: Jul-12-15 11:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, died on Sunday, his wife said. He was 73.
- Family: MLK sculptor in grave condition after crash Updated: Jul-12-15 12:41 pm
ATLANTA - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds is in critical condition after being hit by an accused drunk driver.
- Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children's books Updated: Jul-11-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - A 5-year-old named Jacob Adams was the first to test the big blue vending machine newly installed at the Salvation Army's community center in Southeast Washington. Hopping up on a step-stool to reach the bright control screen, he quickly made his choice, and his selection tumbled from the machine's coils and landed with a thud.
- McAuliffe: Toll planned for Portsmouth road to be eliminated Updated: Jul-10-15 10:08 am
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe says no tolls will be collected on the Martin Luther King Freeway extension project in Portsmouth.
- Texas clerk issues 'declaration' in opposing same-sex unions Updated: Jul-07-15 5:58 pm
DALLAS - A county clerk in West Texas is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and asks state leaders in a self-described "declaration" to "protect natural marriage from lawless court opinions."
- 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.
- Memphis Symphony eyes move to Midtown Updated: Jul-05-15 10:53 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Roland Valliere is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of the organization.
- Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration Updated: Jul-04-15 6:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.
- Independence Day? To some, July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day Updated: Jul-03-15 11:31 am
NEW YORK - To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.