Presidents have made racist gestures throughout US history

When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such attention.

Ex-UFC fighter seeks to share anti-bullying message

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) – A roar of approval rang around the room from hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders as Chris “Lights Out” Lytle slid a Woodrow Wilson Middle School Pride Patrol T-shirt over his head. The mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship star, firefighter and recent author visited the students to speak to teens and […]

A history of racism is woven into the US presidency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such attention. Throughout American history, presidents have uttered comments, issued decisions and […]

UN Security Council visits Colombia as peace worries mount

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Maria del Pilar Hurtado’s son screamed in anguish at the sight of his mother’s dead body on a dirt road in the poor community in northern Colombia the family called home. He kicked his feet on the ground and grasped his face in his hands. Passersby stopped and watched the boy’s […]

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