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Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

Oct. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by...

The Latest: Union official: Fired guard getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A union official says a black security guard is getting his job back at a Wisconsin school after he was fired for repeating a...

Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back.

Seminary's reparations for slavery: $28M scholarship fund

Oct. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery. NJ.com reported Monday that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or...

Missouri middle school website screenshot edited to add slur

Oct. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Several students face discipline for editing a screenshot of a Missouri middle school website to include a racist slur against black people. Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said Monday that the students posted the altered screenshot online so the image would pop...

Wisconsin school guard not mad over firing, credits support

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it says he's not angry because he's received "a busload of love" from supporters. Marlon Anderson told WMTV-TV on Sunday that he hasn't had time to be upset because of support...

Shreveport receives $500K for historic church restoration

Oct. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded a city in Louisiana an additional $500,000 grant to preserve a historic landmark and transform it into a civil rights museum. The Shreveport Times reports Shreveport will receive the grant as part of the agency's $12.2 million project to preserve...

Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior, they said, is getting worse. The numbers show they're right, and if that isn't troubling enough race only...

U of M student photographer explores black masculinity

Oct. 21, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White tulle is draped over a black man's head, creating a veil over his face. The strength in his stance is softened by a smile. Lucy Owiredu, a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in public health at the University of Minnesota, stands proudly in front of the photo as it appears...

Madison housing crunch makes living hard for homeless

Oct. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Homeless, Lonisha Jordan and her sons, 10 and 12, sleep in their car, motels or other places, each day living a low-income housing crisis that shuts out many in Madison and Dane County. So does Paul Buggs, who spends nights at a men's shelter in a church basement, and Tina Helt and her...