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South Bend Tribune Staff WriterThe driver of the gray pickup decked with matching gray rims wore a hoodie over a ball cap and sunglasses when he pulled up in the street. "I am Trayvon Martin," Joe Breathitt said. "Do you know how many times I've been pulled over because I'm wearing...
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be Monday, and a range of events will mark it. Parking at South Bend’s Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St., will be free all day for Monday’s events. And donations of nonperishable food items will...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A tea party group in Kansas says its depiction of President Barack Obama as a skunk is satire, not racism as the leader of a civil rights group alleges. Hutchinson-based Patriot Freedom Alliance says on its website that like...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is apologizing after its band performed "Dixie" at a site where three black men were lynched in 1906. Interim President Clif Smart tells the Springfield News-Leader the song was an "unfortunate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- Alberto Juarez talked and listened as he joined a group of residents talking to candidates running for mayor and other city offices. Juarez said that he has plenty of concerns. He lost his job at AJ Wright, and he wants to know what the...
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has changed his plans and attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast just days after saying critics of his decision to skip other holiday weekend events could "kiss my butt." LePage attended the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor of Maine had been criticized by the state's NAACP for his decision not to attend any of the group's Martin Luther King holiday events this weekend. And now, he's created more of a flap by his response to that...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Maine, Executive Branch, Elections
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A fight is brewing over a proposed Mississippi specialty license plate that would honor an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans says it wants to sponsor five state-...
DETROIT (AP) — Grammy-nominated artist Kid Rock told nearly 10,000 people at the Detroit NAACP branch's annual fundraising dinner that his use of the Confederate flag during on-stage performances has nothing to do with how he feels about blacks....
Tags: Music, Crimes, Detroit, Kid Rock, Justice and Rights
I have always suspected racists didn't like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof. When I told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts on May 14th that the tea party was "the Taliban wing of American politics", a firestorm erupted. Arguing the IRS was...
It took courage for more than a dozen Allentown police officers to divulge what they felt was wrongdoing by their chief, who they said threatened "retribution" on anyone who did so. It also took solid assurances that the chief would never find out who...
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