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  • 60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 4:45 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.

  • Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 3:58 am

    WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

  • Clergy see Black Lives Matter as chance for dialogue 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 11:34 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the violent deaths of young black men, has become the largest social-justice effort among American blacks since the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. And, as in the 1960s, clergy are playing a critical role.

  • Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 11:16 am

    NORMANDY, Missouri - Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old's killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

  • NAACP to launch campaign to support Detroit holiday shopping 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 4:01 am

    DETROIT - The Detroit Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is kicking off an annual effort that promotes holiday shopping in the city.

  • The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:41 pm

    CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

  • Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.

  • Ukraine handed 1-game stadium ban for racism 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 9:08 am

    NYON, Switzerland - Ukraine was ordered to play a game behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment for racist behavior at last month's European Championship qualifier against Spain.

  • Orphan told education out for girl started legacy of law 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 4:53 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - She was an orphan by the age of 3 and passed around by family members for years from one house to another.

  • The Latest: DOJ representatives attend Minneapolis protest story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:27 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):

  • Chicago officer who shot teen amassed 18 civilian complaints story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:18 pm

    CHICAGO - The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show.

  • Brevard High School students face sanction for incidents 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:21 pm

    BREVARD, North Carolina - A series of racial incidents on and off campus has left three Brevard High School students suspended, two facing criminal charges, and two men arrested, authorities in Transylvania County say.

  • Dynamo Kiev gets empty stadium order for racist fan attacks 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:05 am

    NYON, Switzerland - UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match.

  • Grand Rapids' oldest black Baptist church marks anniversary 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:15 am

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids was the realization of one pioneering woman's dream.

  • Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:37 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.

  • Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl."

  • Black Oregon college student says he's forgiven attackers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:58 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A black Lewis & Clark College student who told police he was assaulted by three white men on campus said Tuesday he forgives the attackers.

  • University of Kentucky to cover controversial campus mural 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:45 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a more permanent solution is found.

  • 16 Arthur Ashe artifacts could fetch up to $120K at auction 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Items reflecting the public and private life of Arthur Ashe are going on the auction block. They include speech notes on AIDS awareness and the jacket he wore at an anti-apartheid protest - among the causes the tennis great and humanitarian championed during his lifetime.

  • Judge says Iowa beating was racially motivated, 'vicious' 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:48 am

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An Iowa bar's surveillance camera captured video of a white felon committing a "vicious attack" on a black man, and the evidence indicates the beating was racially motivated, a judge has ruled.

  • Group of parents accuse school district of discrimination 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:07 am

    AMBLER, Pennsylvania - A group of parents say a high-performing suburban Philadelphia school district is discriminating against black students by giving them more suspensions and putting them in lower-level courses.

  • Rep. James Clyburn donates congressional papers to USC 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:26 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina native and No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national struggle for civil rights.

  • University of Nebraska president looks to deal with racism 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:53 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.

  • Marker commemorates history of former all-black school 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:52 am

    POWHATAN, Virginia - A marker has been unveiled commemorating the history of a former all-black high school in Powhatan County.

  • Caddo elects 1st black district attorney, prosecutor loses 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 7:07 pm

    SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - After Democrat James Stewart Sr. was elected district attorney in Caddo Parish, some of his supporters celebrated by donning T-shirts that read, "We made history!"