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December 12th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Spotlight, Feature Stories, Native American with 0 Comments
This undated image provided by New Mexico Tourism shows farolitos, which are candles in paper bags, flickering against the night sky atop Santa Fe’s Inn at Loretto. The farolito lanterns, also called luminarias, are a New Mexico holiday tradition.
Christmas in New Mexico offers a great cultural mix of festivities and ethnic history in addition to what you might experience on any given day. No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state's cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo and Mexican influences are seen year-round in everything from architecture to food. But the Christmas season offers...
December 7th, 2013
Written by Greg Myre in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand upon his release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa's president says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the Berlin Wall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom. Twenty-three years after its...
November 7th, 2013
Written by Corey Williams ... in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
Mike Duggan waged a historic write-in campaign to become the first white mayor in four decades of Detroit, which is more than 80% black.
Detroit's mayor-elect said Wednesday that far too much had been made of his skin color during a historic write-in campaign and general election victory that will make him the predominantly black city's first white mayor in four decades. Appearing at his first news conference as mayor-elect, Mike Duggan said he would meet over the next two days with Michigan's governor and Detroit's current...
October 26th, 2013
Written by Vladimir Isachenkov in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
On Wednesday, Yaya Toure said a section of CSKA fans abused him with racist chanting during the match, and the City player then complained to the referee.
Racism claims plague a Moscow soccer club as Russia prepares to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Sochi Olympics in February and the 2018 World Cup. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who is black and grew up in Ivory Coast, said he was racially abused by opposing fans during a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The Russian club denied it, but the...
October 23rd, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
KKK at European American Heritage Festival
The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) claims they will be getting back to their roots with their visibility and participation in the annual European American Heritage Festival, which will be held October 26 in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Knights Party wants participants to "show your pride" at the event. "By your attendance at the festival, we hope that you and your family will grow in knowledge about the rich and...