Latest Ku Klux Klan News

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

May. 16, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The lesson on diversity started slowly in a first-grade classroom in Topeka, where schools were at the center of the case that struck down segregated education. “I like broccoli. Do you like broccoli?” Marie Carter, a Black school library worker, asked...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 13, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 10, 2024. Editorial: HB 6 scandal proves it’s time to shed light on dark money groups in Ohio The ripple effects from one of the nation’s largest corruption scandals are still being felt across Ohio. But how much has really changed since...

Ohio attorney general warns student protesters in masks could face felony charges under anti-KKK law

May. 09, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top lawyer has advised the state's public universities that a law written to deter Ku Klux Klan demonstrations could be used to impose felony charges on students who wear face coverings while protesting the war in Gaza. In a letter sent Monday, after...

Missouri GOP sues to remove candidate with ties to KKK from Republican ballot

Mar. 22, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri GOP on Thursday sued to remove a longshot gubernatorial candidate with ties to the Ku Klux Klan from the Republican ballot. Lawyers for the political party asked a judge to ensure southwestern Missouri man Darrell Leon McClanahan stays out of the...

Dorie Ann Ladner, civil rights activist who fought for justice in Mississippi and beyond, dies at 81

Mar. 13, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

Dorie Ann Ladner, a longtime fighter for freedom and equality in her home state of Mississippi with contributions to the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and voter registration drives, has died, her family confirmed. “My beloved sister, Dorie Ladner, died...

Missouri Republicans try to remove man with ties to KKK from party ballot

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party on Thursday denounced a GOP candidate for governor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan, saying party officials will go to court if necessary to remove him from the ticket. Southwestern Missouri man Darrell Leon McClanahan, who has...