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Alabama lawmaker facing theft charges from former workplace

Aug. 6, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes has been arrested on theft charges after his former employer accused him of stealing, the Montgomery County district attorney announced Friday. Montgomery District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced at a news conference that a warrant on first-degree theft...

FILE - This photo provided by the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas. The Supreme Court of Virginia denied the appeals of Goodwin and Alex Michael Ramos, convicted in the 2017 brutal beating of DeAndre Harris in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally.  The court denied Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, and denied Ramos’ petition for appeal in early May, according to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office. (Lonoke County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Court denies 2 appeals in Charlottesville rally beating

Aug. 6, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied the appeals of two men convicted in the brutal beating of a Black man in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally. The court denied Jacob Scott Goodwin’s petition for appeal Wednesday and...

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...