BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho’s largest city has launched an investigation to determine if a police officer, whose ties to a white supremacist group became known after he retired, violated the rights of any residents during his 22 years with the agency.
ATLANTA (AP) — Education and civil rights groups said Friday that they will sue to overturn Georgia's law banning the teaching of certain racial concepts, claiming it violates First Amendment rights to free expression and 14th Amendment rights to equal protection.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A federal judge has lifted a decade-long federal consent decree governing a youth jail in Mississippi's capital city.
The original court order was handed down in 2012 and extended several times.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a settlement that would provide more than $1 million to workers at a meat processing plant in Tennessee that was the subject of an immigration raid in 2018.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi have filled an empty seat in the state House of Representatives.
Military veteran Jeffrey Hulum III won a special election Tuesday in House District 119 in Harrison County.
After the arrest of more than two dozen members of a white supremacist group near a northern Idaho pride event, including one identified as its founder, LGBTQ advocates said Sunday that polarization and a fraught political climate are putting their community increasingly at risk.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — A flyer on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan was reportedly left on the steps of a mostly Black church in rural Mississippi.
According to a community member's Facebook post, the flyer is in support of “The Old Glory Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" and states that the group is “alive and growing” in 14 states, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday set a special election to fill a state House seat vacated by Democratic Rep.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker who was a longtime leader in working to remove a Confederate symbol from the state flag said Monday she is stepping down to take a job with an advocacy group.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The breach of the Oregon Capitol in December 2020 and the hours-long standoff with police capped a year of heightened politically-motivated violence, state auditors said in a new report.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The union representing workers at the Southern Poverty Law Center protested Monday in front of the civil rights group's headquarters, saying there are racial disparities in the organization's plans to return to the office after pandemic restrictions are eased.
The number of white nationalist, neo-Nazi and anti-government extremist groups across the U.S. fell for a third straight year in 2021, even as some groups were reinvigorated by the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Voting rights groups and individual voters on Friday filed a federal lawsuit that says the new map for three Georgia congressional districts violate the Constitution and weaken the power of voters of color.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for inmates say they are reviewing a federal judge’s ruling that extended a deadline for Alabama to increase prison staffing but also ordered other changes to the care of inmates with mental illnesses.
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Advocacy groups are criticizing the Florida Department of Education for removing an anti-bullying webpage from its site, saying the decision will harm LGBTQ students.
A spokesman for the state education department on Wednesday said it removed the portal because it contained links to federal sites that “previously provided helpful guidance and information, but now are being used as platforms for advocacy.”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday announced it is putting $100 million toward an effort to increase voter participation in the Deep South over the next decade.
The liberal organization's Vote Your Voice program supports organizations working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longstanding problems with water and sewer systems are endangering inmates' health at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, two groups said Friday.
Southern Poverty Law Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council said state agencies must take swift action to correct the problems.
BOCA GRANDE, Fla. (AP) — William H. Regnery II, the heir to a family publishing fortune who was known for his quiet but influential support of extreme right-wing causes in the United States has died at 80.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in which a Baltimore attorney accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of defaming him in articles highlighting his ties to a neo-Nazi group.
ATLANTA (AP) — Four Georgia residents are suing the state Department of Labor, saying delays in processing, paying and hearing appeals on unemployment claims violate state and federal law.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups...
President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald Mortensen, a former career foreign service officer, to serve as the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration.
Mortensen is a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, which has a long history of repeated circulation of white nationalist content, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which lists the center as a hate group.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts governor's race candidate is shutting down a nonprofit organization that he founded that ended up on a list of U...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for a journalist who was arrested in Tennessee and then placed in an immigration detention facility said Monday that the government was trying to suppress his reporting and violated his rights of freedom of speech and the press...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a "hipper" brand of hate, according to a report Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists...
Bitcoin has served as financial lifeline for Ohio neo-Nazi in face of pressure campaign
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency, has served as a financial lifeline for an Ohio man who is among the United States' most prominent right-wing extremists.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In April, a Montana woman sued the publisher of a leading neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic online trolling campaign against her family. Nearly three months later, her attorneys are still trying to find him.
NEW YORK (AP) — A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night.
The Grateful Dead frontman's guitar — named Wolf — was sold at the Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley, restaurant and music venue.
MISSOULA - Andrew Anglin celebrated Adolf Hitler's birthday last week on his neo-Nazi blog, The Daily Stormer, the same website he used to call for a "troll storm" against a Jewish woman in Whitefish and her family.
MISSOULA - The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the publisher and founder of a neo-Nazi website that called for the harassment of a Jewish woman and her family in Whitefish.
Central Washington University will play host to Southern Poverty Law Center Outreach Director Lecia Brooks during a series of campus discussions on Feb. 13, according to a news release. Brooks spoke at a panel discussion at CWU via Skype in November.