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Audubon: Images of 'racism, white supremacy' on trail signs

Nov. 27, 2020 11:56 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Audubon found several stickers on its trail signs in Concord last month with “images of hatred, racism and white supremacy,” the nonprofit’s president said. Doug Bechtel, president, said in a video message last week that the organization removed the...

Charlottesville rally organizer denied concealed gun permit

Nov. 25, 2020 10:48 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The primary organizer of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been denied a concealed handgun permit, court records show. Jason Kessler, who led the planning of the August 2017 Unite the Right event that exploded into deadly violence, filed to...

Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn. Lawyers in Tennessee are seeking a judge's approval for the disinterment of Confederate general and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains from his burial plot in a Memphis park, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)

Lawyers request removal of KKK leader's remains from Memphis

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers in Tennessee are seeking a judge's approval for the disinterment of Confederate general and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains from his burial plot in a Memphis park. The Commercial Appeal reported Friday that court filings show the remains of Forrest and his wife...

California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood

Nov. 20, 2020 4:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities said Friday they have dismantled the senior leadership of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood as part of a statewide takedown of the notorious prison gang and its associates in the Fresnecks street gang in Fresno County. The investigation — dubbed...

COVID-19 pandemic strains Maryland groups helping homeless

Nov. 19, 2020 5:02 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has increased the strain on groups that work to prevent homelessness in Maryland, with experts saying single mothers and people of color are being hurt the most. Multiple advocacy groups have expanded their programs to try to handle the surge in cases, as...

Task force members support removing Confederate monument

Nov. 18, 2020 8:21 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A majority of task force members appointed to consider the fate of a Confederate monument in a North Carolina city said they support removing it. Nine of the Vance Monument Task Force's 12 members said so ahead of their Thursday vote regarding the monument honoring Zebulon Baird...

Grady High students will vote for new school name this week

Nov. 17, 2020 8:27 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Students at Atlanta's Henry W. Grady High School, named for a 19th century newspaper editor who endorsed white supremacy, will get their say this week on a new name. Grady High School students have been asked to rank three choices: Ida B. Wells High School, Midtown High School, or Piedmont...

‘The 5th Little Girl’: Book on church bombing survivor done

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For more than a decade, Sarah Collins Rudolph, one of the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, has traveled the country telling her story. Now, her full story will come out in a forthcoming book, published by Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press....

Troy dedicates building named for John Lewis

Nov. 14, 2020 12:08 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university that in the 1950s refused to admit the late Congressman John Lewis has dedicated a main campus building in honor of the late civil rights icon. University officials dedicated John Robert Lewis Hall in a ceremony Friday that included congressional representatives and...