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  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • Teacher at UK school accused of anti-Semitic slur

    LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student. The North London Collegiate School and its public relations firm have not denied reports in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that a teacher told a...

  • U.S. anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Examiner Editorial: Lacking facts, Dems call Republicans names, tell lies about them

    Lawyers often say that “when you can't argue the facts, argue the law. When you can't argue the law, argue the facts. When you can't argue either the facts or the law, start calling names.” New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, provided a...

  • Va. honors 2 schools for black students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul' s Chapel School in Brunswick...

  • Politician's anti-Semitism sparks outcry in Italy

    ROME (AP) — An anti-Semitic post by a comedian who founded the Italian parliament's third-largest party has sparked outrage in Italy's tiny Jewish community. Comedian Beppe Grillo's blog on Monday featured a photo of Auschwitz's gate with the words changed to sarcastically refer to a shadowy...

  • DCCC Chairman Steve Israel: Elements of the GOP base are 'motivated by racism'

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday that Republican racial animus was to blame for several controversies dogging Congress and the White House.

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the...

  • UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

    GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to change the name. Last month, team owner Dan Snyder said he...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat told...

  • The troubling legacies of racism and crony capitalism

    Conservatives and liberals had entirely different reactions to the recent confrontation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert. After the event, Holder expressed his view that no previous attorney general or president had ever had to deal with such...

  • Report: Mississippi Senate challenger Chris McDaniel on tape discussing reparations and immigration

    Mississippi Senate challenger Chris McDaniel offered his thoughts on reparations for slavery and immigration in a radio clip that resurfaced Thursday. The clip is from 2006 or 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Note: Mother Jones posted the audio in January, citing a local blog...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • Remembering Chuck Stone's courage as a pundit and as a man

    Black journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, "We shall not see his like again." He was passionately interested in racial issues but he was never a race hustler. He followed nobody's party line but called the issues as he saw them. Chuck Stone was a...

  • Study: Republican Party will grow with more, not less, white support

    A revealing new study on the political impact of whites becoming a minority by 2042 finds that the Republican Party will gain support as more whites, feeling threatened about their status, embrace conservative policies. The study from Northwestern University and published in the influential...



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