Ku Klux Klan

A friend from Chicago, a black female physician, had a sobering conversation with her three school-age sons days before a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn of the premeditated murder of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, in a dispute over loud music. “I presented the concept of “Strange Fruit” to them through poetry, music […]

On June 11, 1964, only eight days after the Civil Rights Act had passed, three black men, soldiers and teachers at the U.S. Army Reserves, headed home from training at Fort Benning, near Columbus, GA. Lt. Colonel Lemuel Penn, Major Charles Brown and Lt. Colonel John Howard were driving down a lonely road in Athens, […]

Community activist and revolutionary leader Faya Rose Toure was reportedly arrested during a city council meeting in Selma, Alabama on Nov, 25. after protesting the construction…

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) – A Duval County School Board member has formally requested that the board consider changing the name of Nathan B. Forrest High…

On June 22, 1996, a group of 17 Ku Klux Klan members met in the city hall of Ann Arbor, Michigan –fully clothed in hate robes. With intention to hold a rally, they were met with an angry group of 300 protestors who wanted them to know they weren’t welcome. In the midst of the […]

Keshia Thomas (pictured below left), a Black woman who protected a White man at a Ku Klux Klan rally back in 1996, recently recalled her…

Today on “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin talked with callers about Rep. Alan Grayson comparing the Tea Party to the KKK in a campaign email. Some of the…

The government shutdown is affecting racists, too. A Maryland-based KKK group, on Sept. 26, was granted a special-use permit for a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia. The rally was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, but had to be canceled when officials, as of 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday, were […]

DENVER (AP)— A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and a Ku Klux Klan organizer ended with the Klan organizer paying $50 to join the civil rights organization, participants said. Saturday’s meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, […]

Lee Daniels, the director of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” believes America has become more racist since President Barack Obama – the nation’s first black commander-in-chief – took office in 2009. “I think that people are angry that he’s president,” Daniels told Piers Morgan on CNN this week.  “And I think that they are showing their […]

There is a street in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma named Brady Street that honored Wyatt “Tate” Brady, a Ku Klux Klan member. Brady, a wealthy business owner and founder of the town, was responsible for signing the document that created the town of Tulsa in 1907. Unfortunately, Brady later instigated the big Tulsa Race Riot in […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The name Brady that adorns a popular downtown street in Tulsa will remain the same but instead of honoring the city’s founder and businessman who was in the Ku Klux Klan it will now celebrate a Civil War photographer who had the same name. The change to remove Wyatt Tate Brady […]