• In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Shukri Abasheikh, owner of Mogadishu Store, speaks with a customer in Lewiston, Maine. "When Somalis came in, Lewiston people, Maine people, they think they need welfare but we don't need welfare. We need jobs. We need peace. We need education," said Abasheikh, who worked as a janitor before achieving her dream of running her own business. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation’s whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig’s head rolled into the local mosque.

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  • David Lattin, front right, a member of the UTEP 1966 NCAA championship team, is introduced along with present player Terry Winn during a ceremony before an NCAA college basketball game against Western Kentucky, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in El Paso, Texas. (VIctor Calzada/The El Paso Times via AP) EL DIARIO OUT; JUAREZ MEXICO OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  IF USE ON LAM OR LAT AND EL DIARIO DE EL PASO OUT

    UTEP honors Texas Western’s historic title 50 years later

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Willie Worsley says he doesn’t talk to his high school players in New York about being on the 1966 Texas Western team that had the first all-black starting lineup in an NCAA championship game and beat all-white Kentucky for the title.

  • Terrence Howard accepts the award for outstanding actor in a drama series for “Empire” at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

    Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

  • In this Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 file photo, Taye Diggs, left, presents Viola Davis with the award for outstanding female actor in a drama series for "How to Get Away with Murder" at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.  A coalition of advocacy groups is calling on major Hollywood film studios to broaden their diversity efforts to include Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Indians as well as blacks. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

    Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.

  • Lazio’s Curva Nord closed for 2 games for racist chanting

    ROME (AP) — Lazio’s Curva Nord will be closed for two games and the club has been fined 50,000 euros ($55,972) for racist chanting by its fans.

  • Sri Lankan Army soldiers march during the Independence Day celebration parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem was performed at the country’s independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and forward Zach Randolph, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black History Month.

  • UEFA cuts Dynamo Kiev racism sanctions before Man City visit

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Dynamo Kiev had its UEFA sanctions for racist attacks by fans cut on Tuesday, clearing the club to allow spectators in when Manchester City visits in the Champions League this month.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, an Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers. Israel’s parliament has passed a law expanding police powers to stop and frisk suspected criminals as the country faces over four months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis. While previously police could only search people suspected of carrying a weapon, under the laws passed Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 security forces can search anyone in areas declared by district police commanders to be possible settings for “hostile sabotage activity.” They can also search people they suspect might commit violent crime. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    Israeli lawmakers approve new stop and frisk laws

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday expanding police powers, allowing them to stop and frisk suspects without probable cause, the latest attempt to crack down on near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis.

  • In this Jan. 4, 2016 photo, leader of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi, center seated, surrounded by NLD lawmakers, attends a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 68th anniversary of Independence in Yangon, Myanmar. Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year’s elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    New democratic era dawning in Myanmar

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year’s elections, follows a procession of absolute monarchs, British colonial rulers and home-bred generals who are still standing tall in the wings.