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Poet, politicians to mark first enslaved Africans' arrival

Aug. 24, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam and poet Nikki Giovanni will help observe the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia. They'll speak Saturday at the 2019 African Landing Commemorative Ceremony in Hampton. It's being held on Chesapeake Bay, where ships traded men and women from what's...

Return to Russia: Man seeks to build cultural bridges

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Earlier this summer, Yuri Rashkin stood in the stairway of the Moscow apartment building where he lived as a boy. Memories rushed over the 44-year-old as he remembered the day his father handed over the keys to the front door before moving his family to the United States. Rashkin...

The Latest: Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting over a parking spot in Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. A Florida jury has convicted a white man of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot. The jury of five men and a woman...

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white 'as possible'

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible." Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in...

Family of first enslaved Africans in America marks 400 years

Aug. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A family that traces its bloodline to America's first enslaved Africans said Friday that their ancestors endured unimaginable toil and hardship — but they also helped forge the nation. "Four hundred years ago, our family started building America, can I get an Amen?" Wanda Tucker...

Biggest ever Kentridge show explores Africa's history

Aug. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Evocative videos, graphic tapestries, charcoal drawings, woodcut prints, sculptures and immersive sound installations combine in the largest single show by South African artist William Kentridge to explore compelling themes including South Africa's apartheid history and the...

International warrant for Kosovo ethnic Serb minority leader

Aug. 23, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago. Abelard Tahiri said Friday that the warrant was issued for Milan Radoicic, a...

Dolphins' Flores says he supports player protest movement

Aug. 23, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better. "Everything these guys protest, I've lived it, I've experienced it," said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of immigrants...

Man accused of having weapons, racist items will stay jailed

Aug. 23, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of keeping a large weapons cache at his northwestern New Jersey home will remain jailed. A federal judge made the decision Thursday, agreeing with prosecutors that 57-year-old Joseph Rubino could pose a danger to the community. His attorney, Dan Marchese, argued that...

Catholic school gets new slogan after racist videos, threat

Aug. 23, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A private Catholic high school is South Carolina has unveiled a new slogan after a student was accused of making racist videos and threatening his school. The State newspaper reports the new motto for Cardinal Newman was proposed by a group of seniors and revealed Thursday to say, "We...