• Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington,Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, about Ferguson, Missouri. The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

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  • An unidentified man walks past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A legislative committee is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for local officials to remove Confederate memorials like the obelisk, which the city park board has voted to take down. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn’t happen without state lawmakers’ approval.

  • Racially abused commuter to attend PSG vs Chelsea match

    PARIS (AP) — The commuter who was prevented by a group of Chelsea fans from boarding a metro train last year because he is black has accepted an invitation from Paris Saint-Germain to attend the French team’s next Champions League game against the London club.

  • In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, people wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria, where Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people have died of starvation since September. (AP Photo, File)

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  • In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 photo, a woman stands in the doorway of then new Historic Colored Entrance at the Lyric Theatre, in Birmingham, Ala. Preservationists had to decide whether to keep reminders of The Lyric’s discarded color line before they unveiled an $11 million restoration of the 102-year-old theater, which had been closed for decades. In this case, they chose to highlight the history, installing a glass door with the etched words “Historic Colored Entrance” in the lobby wall so patrons can peer into the past. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.

  • In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Austin Wing, left, and Abdi Shariff check out pictures on Shariff's phone at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine. The two students were players on the state championship-winning soccer team. In Lewiston, white residents now see the black newcomers want the same things they do _ a safe place to raise a family, good schools, freedom and jobs, said Abdi Said, a refugee who was originally put in San Jose, California, before he moved to Lewiston.  (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.

  • 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.