• In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, Michael Brown's grave site is shown in Normandy, Mo. More than 15 months since his life ended at age 18 during a mid-street confrontation with Darren Wilson, fanning the "Black Lives Matter" campaign, Brown is among the most-famous residents of 160-year-old St. Peter's Cemetery, though there is still no headstone marking his grave. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity

    NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old’s killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

  • In this Nov. 23, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson holds a news conference after a rally in Pahrump, Nev.  For many African Americans _ the vast majority of them Democrats _ there are two Carsons: one a genius doctor, and an inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons, and the other a presidential candidate whose conservative politics have rocketed him to the top of the Republican primary polls.    (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson’s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.

  • Ukraine handed 1-game stadium ban for racism

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine was ordered to play a game behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment for racist behavior at last month’s European Championship qualifier against Spain.

  • Kiev's Derlis Gonzalez, center left, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Porto and Dynamo Kiev at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

    Dynamo Kiev gets empty stadium order for racist fan attacks

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match.

  • President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Willie Mays during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.”

  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

    Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, file photo, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel, right, leads his players from the locker room to the field before an NCAA college football game between Missouri and BYU at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Pinkel stood by his players as they protested against University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe's handling of racial tensions at the school. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT, THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A boycott’s birth: How the Missouri race protests began

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri’s football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn’t eaten for six days.