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Travelers can retrace 'Green Book' path with some research

Feb. 20, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated interracial road trip movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little research, travelers can find copies of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" online and retrace the route in the...

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Feb. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 20, 2019 9:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown Chicago...

The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

Feb. 20, 2019 5:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of...

Suspect arrested in Paris for anti-Semitic hate speech

Feb. 20, 2019 5:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris officials say that an individual has been arrested for a torrent of hate speech directed at Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut during a Saturday march by yellow vest protesters. The Paris prosecutor's office said Wednesday that the person was taken into custody Tuesday evening after a...

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

Feb. 20, 2019 1:11 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82. A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The...

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

Feb. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour. The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had "insulted every...

Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys 'you matter'

Feb. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown...

Students can skip Pledge of Allegiance, school district says

Feb. 19, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district has acknowledged students have the right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance, as a result of a lawsuit by a teenage girl who says her teacher shamed her and other students for opting out. The Waterbury Board of Education and teacher agreed to...