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The Last Doll Lady, a 93-year-old anti-racism advocate, honored in new film about her 60-year crusade

LAGUNA WOODS — In the early 1950s, a representative of the Anti-Defamation League entered Selma Bukstein’s small hometown in Missouri armed with a briefcase full of dolls, single-handedly solidifying her life’s mission for the next 60 years — to fight prejudice. As part of the program “Dolls for Democracy,” Bukstein visited local grade schools, using seven figurines that shared the likeness to such historical humanitarians as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Helen Keller in order to s...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Selma, Missouri, Lausd, Barbie, Pbs, Local News, Ku Klux Klan, Anti Defamation League, Laguna, Helen Keller, Hough, Austin Beutner


Mayor: City doesn’t want to be identified with Klan group

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of an Indiana city is distancing his community from a local Ku Klux Klan group that is planning a rally in Ohio this month, saying the city doesn’t “stand for any kind of hate.” The Facebook page for the Honorable Sacred Knights lists a post office box in Madison, Indiana […]
Tags: News, Indiana, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ku Klux Klan, Madison Indiana


Chris McNair, father of 1963 church bombing victim, dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chris McNair, the father of one of four young girls killed in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church, died Wednesday. He was 93. His family confirmed his death Wednesday in a statement. McNair’s daughter Denise was one of four girls killed when a bomb placed by Ku Klux Klan members […]
Tags: News, Nation, Birmingham, Ku Klux Klan, Denise, Ala AP, McNair, Chris McNair


Ask the authors: “Plain words, easily understood”

The following is a series of questions prompted by the publication of Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone’s “The Free Speech Century” (Oxford University Press, 2019). As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously suggested in 1919 in Schenck v. United States, the Supreme Court’s first attempt to interpret the First Amendment’s free speech clause, the “most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.” But what does free s...
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Texas completes another execution of another killer involved in notorious hate crime

As reported in this local article, headlined "Texas executes John William King in racist dragging death of James Byrd Jr.," the Lone Star State has completed another notable execution.  Here are the basics: It’s been more than two decades since an infamous hate crime in East Texas, where three white men were convicted of chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck, dragging him for miles and then dumping the remains of his body in front of a church. On Wednesday evening, John William Kin...
Tags: Texas, Law, US, United States, King, James, Ku Klux Klan, U S Supreme Court, HARRIS, East Texas, Berry, Lone Star State, Brewer, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Byrd, Douglas A Berman


Leader of right-wing militia arrested by FBI 'for detaining migrant families at gunpoint in New Mexico'

The FBI on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics.Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.“This is a da...
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School marks Confederate Memorial Day with lynching teach-in

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black college in Alabama used the state’s Confederate Memorial Day observance Monday to highlight the 1981 lynching of a black teenager by Ku Klux Klan members. An afternoon “teach-in” about the slaying of 19-year-old Michael Donald was planned at Alabama State University in Montgomery a couple miles from the […]
Tags: News, Alabama, Nation, Black, Montgomery, Ku Klux Klan, Alabama State University, BIRMINGHAM Ala AP, Michael Donald


Police: Vandals defaced Confederate statue with KKK hoods

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument. The monument is located […]
Tags: News, Nation, Kkk, North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan, Raleigh, N C AP, North Carolina News, Enzo Niebuhr, Jody Anderson


KKK leader's wife admits to killing her husband

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted Friday to the 2017 murder of her husband after initially saying that her son was the murderer.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Missouri, Kkk, Usa Today, Ku Klux Klan


Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader’s wife admits killing him

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison Friday under a deal in which she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the February 2017 death of Frank […]
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Ku Klux Klan recruiter caught on surveillance video

Surveillance footage from downtown Lafayette, obtained by the J&C, shows a man distributing bags of Ku Klux Klan propaganda early Tuesday morning.            [Author: Lafayette Journal & Courier]
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Jack Dorsey says it’s time to rethink the fundamental dynamics of Twitter

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took the stage today at the TED conference. But instead of giving the standard talk, he answered questions from TED’s Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers. For most of the interview, Dorsey outlined steps that Twitter has taken to combat abuse and misinformation, but Anderson explained why the company’s critics sometimes find those steps so insufficient and unsatisfying. He compared Twitter to the Titanic, and Dorsey to the captain, listening to passenge...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Tech, Ted, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Anderson, Chris Anderson, Dorsey, Ku Klux Klan, Rodgers, Carole Cadwalladr, Nazi Party, Whitney Pennington Rodgers


SC man gets 10 years for attempted hit on black neighbor

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina man convicted of trying to hire a hit man from the Ku Klux Klan to kill a black neighbor has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The State reports U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced 26-year-old Brandon Lecroy on Thursday. Hendricks ruled that Lecroy’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, South Carolina, Greenville, Ku Klux Klan, State, Hendricks, Bruce Howe Hendricks, Brandon Lecroy, Lecroy


Pro-KKK editor says Alabama paper is sold, but to whom?

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaperman who drew widespread condemnation after a recent editorial embracing the Ku Klux Klan says he has sold his little weekly paper — but the new owner’s identity and maybe even the sale itself are shrouded in doubt. The Democrat-Reporter, whose longtime editor and publisher Goodloe Sutton once won […]
Tags: News, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Kkk, Ku Klux Klan, Goodloe Sutton, LINDEN Ala


Hear an Exclusive Track from ‘The Best of Enemies’ Soundtrack by Marcelo Zarvos

Marcelo Zarvos, the composer of soundtracks for Wonder , Fences and more, brings his music to the upcoming true story The Best of Enemies. Leaning heavily on guitars and plucked strings to evoke the feeling of the American South, Zarvos’ soundtrack will be available this week, coinciding with the release of the film. Below, hear an exclusive track from The Best of Enemies soundtrack. The Best of Enemies Soundtrack Zarvos’ soundtracks include films such as American Ultra, The Good Shepa...
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‘The Best of Enemies’ review: Desegregation drama, with Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson, is uneven

This sanded-down cinematic narrative, based on a true story of school desegregation in which a Ku Klux Klan leader locked horns with an African-American community organizer, has a serious perspective problem. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ku Klux Klan, Taraji P Henson, Sam Rockwell


‘The Best of Enemies’ Review: A Fascinating True Story Gets a Trite Adaptation

The new true-life drama The Best of Enemies exists in a unique, purgatory-like space. On one hand, the events it depicts are fascinating in their presentation of how potent and visceral the racial divide was (and still is) in parts of our country. On the other hand, at no point is The Best of Enemies remotely cinematic or dramatically interesting. The story being told here is necessary to learn about in 2019, and lead actors Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson are perfectly well-suited to ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Wikipedia, Features, Movie Reviews, Kkk, Viggo Mortensen, ANN, Durham, Ku Klux Klan, Durham North Carolina, Taraji P Henson, Ellis, Sam Rockwell, Henson, Rockwell


New The Best of Enemies Featurette Highlights Ann Atwater

New The Best of Enemies featurette highlights Ann Atwater Ahead of the film’s theatrical release this Friday, STXfilms has released a new featurette for their upcoming civil rights drama The Best of Enemies, giving the spotlight to fierce and courageous Ann Atwater, portrayed Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, What Men Want). Check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gp...
Tags: Movies, Ku Klux Klan, Taraji P Henson, Golden Globe, Ellis, Sam Rockwell, Taraji, Atwater, Durham N C, ComingSoon, Movie News, Babou Ceesay, The Best of Enemies, Fred Bernstein, Robin Bissell, Osha Gray Davidson


Editorial Observer: How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy

A racist caricature from 19th-century minstrel theater still haunts America.
Tags: News, Virginia, Blacks, Ku Klux Klan, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Segregation and Desegregation, Sterilization (Reproductive


Nonfiction: Moving Alabama Into the Modern Age

Doug Jones’s “Bending Toward Justice” is about his role in the famous 1963 church-bombing case and his experience running for senator in 2017.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Hoover, Jones, Ku Klux Klan, J Edgar, Books and Literature, Politics And Government, Doug Jones, Civil Rights and Liberties, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68, Birmingham (Ala, Doug (1954-


Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he’s selling paper

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan says he has a deal to sell the business. Editor Goodloe Sutton tells The Associated Press this week’s issue of The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, could be his last. Sutton wouldn’t go into details about the supposed buyer, […]
Tags: News, Alabama, Ap, Nation, Kkk, Associated Press, Ku Klux Klan, Sutton, Linden Alabama, Goodloe Sutton, LINDEN Ala


AL Editor Who Published KKK Revival Editorial Says He’s Selling Newspaper

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly. Goodloe Sutton told The Associated Press this week’s issue of The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, could be his last. Besides owning the paper, Sutton serves as its editor and publisher. Sutton — who has refused to apologize for promoting a resurgence of t...
Tags: News, Alabama, Ap, Kkk, City Council, Dexter, Ku Klux Klan, The Associated Press, Moore, Sutton, Linden, Charles Moore, White Nationalism, Summer Concepcion, Linden Alabama, Goodloe Sutton


Black Editor Resigns From AL Newspaper Urging The KKK To ‘Night Ride Again’

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper’s owner. Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that she stepped down because of continuing interference from the newspaper’s owner who had published the KKK editorial. Dexter said she wanted to maintain her “integrity and well-being.” “I would have ...
Tags: News, Alabama, Kkk, The New York Times, Republican Party, Times, South, Dexter, Ku Klux Klan, Sutton, Klan, Summer Concepcion, Goodloe Sutton, Elecia R Dexter, Elecia Dexter, AP story


Editor resigns after newspaper's owner did this

An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again" has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper's owner.
Tags: News, Alabama, Stories, Ku Klux Klan


A black woman took over a paper that said the KKK should 'ride again.' Now she's stepping down.

Elecia Dexter replaced Goodloe Sutton as publisher and editor of an Alabama newspaper last month after he called for the Ku Klux Klan to 'ride again.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Alabama, Kkk, Usa Today, Ku Klux Klan, Goodloe Sutton, Elecia Dexter


Black editor resigns from newspaper that urged KKK revival

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper’s owner. Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that she stepped down […]
Tags: News, Alabama, Nation, Kkk, The New York Times, Ku Klux Klan, Elecia R Dexter, LINDEN Ala AP


Weeks after taking over Alabama newspaper that called for Klan to 'ride again,' black editor steps down

An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again" has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper's owner.
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Black editor who took over newspaper that had urged Klan to 'ride again' steps down

An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again" has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper's owner.
Tags: News, Alabama, Stories, Ku Klux Klan


Black editor at Alabama newspaper that previously urged Klan to 'ride again' steps down

An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again" has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper's owner.
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Black Editor Who Took Over Alabama Newspaper That Called for K.K.K. to ‘Ride Again’ Steps Down

The new editor said her predecessor, who wrote the incendiary editorial, was still interfering with the publication of The Democrat-Reporter.
Tags: News, Alabama, Newspapers, Dexter, Ku Klux Klan, Sutton, Race and Ethnicity, Goodloe, Democrat-Reporter (Newspaper, Elecia R, Linden (Ala, K K K