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North Carolina areas want to rename streets, neighborhoods

Aug. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Phipps Street is a short stretch but reflects a long history of white supremacy that Carrboro residents say they don’t want to honor. Judge Luther James Phipps spent more time expounding on his racist views than on the legal issues in the 1947 Freedom Ride case in a Chapel Hill...

Denver neighborhood drops name with ties to KKK

Aug. 2, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Denver neighborhood has voted to change its name after a yearslong debate over its association with a former mayor who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Stapleton residents voted Saturday to rebrand the neighborhood as Central Park, The Denver Post reported. Central Park, an ode to the...

Portland Commissioner receives flood of racist messages

Aug. 1, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amid work to address systemic racism under a national spotlight, Portland, Oregon, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says she has been sent a high volume of racist messages. Hardesty, a former state legislator and the first Black woman elected to the Portland City Council, said while...

New exhibit illuminates pioneering Indiana recording studio

Aug. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lot of America’s most important music was recorded in a one-story studio that sat in a Richmond river gorge. In true humble Hoosier fashion, that fact is unsung. Gennett Records was the first to capture horn titan Louis Armstrong, Delta blues giant Charley Patton and Hoagy...

Detroit-area mayor quits after white supremacist remark

Jul. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — A mayor in suburban Detroit resigned Friday after he was accused of saying he understood why people become white supremacists. Ken Poynter, who is white, has been under fire since making the remark in a private meeting with residents and Harper Woods officials. The small city has...

Lawmaker resigns as pastor after celebrating KKK leader

Jul. 31, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker who was criticized for participating in a celebration marking the birthday of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader has resigned from his position as pastor of a Baptist church, according to officials. Rep. Will Dismukes resigned as pastor of...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform's site’s rules forbidding hate speech. The company said Friday, July 31, 2020 that Duke's account “has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Jul. 31, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform's site’s rules forbidding hate speech. The company said Friday that Duke's account “has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct.” It...

Denial of Confederate group from Christmas parade upheld

Jul. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group that was denied permission to march in a Louisiana city’s Christmas parade when it insisted on carrying Confederate battle flags lost its latest appeal Thursday in a federal court. Three judges of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Louisiana...

FILE - The Rev. Billy Graham speaks during the Mission Metroplex at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, in a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 file photo. A North Carolina legislative committee on Wednesday, July 30, 2020 approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Panel approves model of Billy Graham statue for US Capitol

Jul. 30, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislative committee has approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to replace one of a former governor and white supremacist who currently represents the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall. The Legislature’s Statuary Hall...

This Aug. 31, 2017 photo shows an entrance to the Carr Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to remove the names of Carr and three other men who have ties to white supremacy and racism from campus buildings. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

UNC removes names of men from 4 buildings, cites racist ties

Jul. 29, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trustees voted Wednesday to remove the names of four men who have ties to white supremacy and racism from campus buildings. The campus Board of Trustees voted to remove the names of Charles B. Aycock, Julian S. Carr, Josephus Daniels and...