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Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A professor at Indiana University who defended “racist, sexist, and homophobic” comments that he posted on his social media accounts will keep his job because his views are protected under the Constitution, university officials announced after they were bombarded with...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Forgotten black cemetery found at Florida high school campus

Nov. 21, 2019 7:58 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say ground penetrating radar has found what appear to be 145 caskets near a Florida high school. The Tampa Bay Times reports Hillsborough County Superintendent Jeff Eakins on Wednesday announced the discovery at the southeast corner of the King High School campus. The district...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

Syracuse U says report of supremacist screed was likely hoax

Nov. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Reports that a white supremacist manifesto was sent to some Syracuse University students’ cellphones was likely a hoax, the chancellor said Wednesday while adding that the school fell short in responding to a string of racist incidents. News of the screed — which...

‘Slave for sale’ Craigslist post leads to hate crime charges

Nov. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago 14-year-old faces hate crime and other charges for allegedly posting on Craigslist a picture of an African American classmate with the caption, “Slave for sale.” Prosecutors allege the white Naperville Central High School freshman also included...