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UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy

Apr. 10, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties. The News & Observer reports that an advisory committee met Thursday to...

Fresno officer with former ties to extremist group fired

Apr. 10, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was announced Friday. Officer Rick Fitzgerald had been on paid leave since an internal police investigation was launched last month after some...

Stone Mountain Village to hold 1st Juneteenth celebration

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In the shadow of the world’s largest memorial to the Confederacy, the City of Stone Mountain will host its first-ever Juneteenth celebration this summer. City leaders hope the holiday event, which honors the end of slavery, will highlight...

ADL: Fox should fire Carlson for white-supremacist rhetoric

Apr. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

The Anti-Defamation League has called for Fox News to fire prime-time opinion host Tucker Carlson because he defended a white-supremacist theory that says whites are being “replaced” by people of color. In a letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on Friday, the head of...

Pentagon to better screen recruits for extremist behavior

Apr. 09, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is developing ways to better screen military recruits for extremist behavior, while improving training for troops leaving the service so they can be more prepared if violent hate groups lure them to join. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin...

Judge from Mississippi civil rights murder trial dies at 79

Apr. 08, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private funeral will be held Friday for the Mississippi judge who handed down a life sentence to the white supremacist convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Retired Hinds County Circuit Court Judge L. Breland Hilburn died Monday...

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An organizer of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle. Cameron Shea was one of four members of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division charged earlier this year with...

San Francisco school board suspends plan to rename schools

Apr. 07, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — America’s founding fathers got a reprieve Tuesday in San Francisco, when the city’s scandal-plagued school board formally suspended a plan to rename 44 schools as part of a racial reckoning that critics said went too far. The city’s Board of...

Houston's Sampson gets emotional talking about his father

Apr. 02, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson grew emotional Friday talking about his father, John W. “Ned” Sampson, the longtime coach of Pembroke High School in North Carolina who once went toe-to-toe with members of the Ku Klux Klan. The Sampson family are members of the Lumbee...

Inmate sentenced to life in drug racketeering gang case

Apr. 02, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A leader of a white supremacist prison gang in Idaho has been sentenced to life in prison on racketeering and other charges, authorities said. Idaho's Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez Jr. said Thursday that Harlan Hale, 55, will serve the...