Probe inconclusive on racist picture in governor’s yearbook

U.S. 05/22/19, 10:50

An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday ...

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

U.S. 05/16/19, 08:26

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, ...

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

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:00

The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader has admitted to fatally shooting her husband. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the 2017 death of Frank Ancona Jr. She was sentenced to life ...

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

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:02

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 of Linden, Alabama, has published two differing stories about a sale ...

Black editor resigns from newspaper that urged KKK revival

U.S. 03/16/19, 19:25

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 ...

Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:23

One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group's ...

Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

U.S. 02/22/19, 17:20

A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton, who has run ...

Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign

U.S. 02/03/19, 21:33

Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it. The Democrat's stunning about-face ...

Virginia governor’s political limitations on stark display

Politics 02/03/19, 18:39

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's great virtue, as the voters saw it, was that he wasn't a career politician, but a friendly doctor who came to politics late in life. Now that same quality may be contributing to what is looking more and more like a spectacular career-ending disaster. The 59-year-old Democrat ...

Update: Calls continue for Virginia governor to resign

U.S. 02/02/19, 10:27

The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and photo that shows him in a racist costume (all times local):10:30 a.m.Top Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after he acknowledged appearing in a photo wearing a racist costume.House Speaker Kirk Cox and Senate ...

Virginia governor loses key support; future in doubt

U.S. 02/02/19, 00:57

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who urged the governor to leave office because of a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago.The Virginia Legislative ...

Update: Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:32

The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo of a person in blackface (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has apologized for a "racist and offensive" costume seen on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. The photo shows a person in blackface and another in full Ku Klux Klan ...

Virginia governor apologizes for racist imagery in yearbook

U.S. 02/01/19, 17:02

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam acknowledged Friday that he appears in a photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that shows a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe. The revelation of the photograph prompted some Republicans to call for his resignation. Northam quickly apologized. The Democratic governor ...

Wife says she, not her son, fatally shot Missouri KKK leader

U.S. 11/08/18, 17:27

The wife of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader says she, not her son, pulled the trigger.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., face first-degree murder charges in the February 2017 death of Frank Ancona , who called himself an "imperial ...

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