Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Colleges to students: Skip sombreros, blackface on Halloween

In this Oct. 31, 2015 file photo, Minnesota fans celebrate Halloween during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Minnesota and Michigan in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia, File)

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Universities are urging students in search of an attention-grabbing costume this Halloween to pass on sombreros, Native American headdresses and blackface.

Rally held for biracial boy who was nearly hanged by teens

A chorus of “We Shall Overcome” rises from a gathering against racism in Broad Street Park in Claremont, N.H., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The demonstration was inspired by violence last month against an 8-year-old biracial boy that occurred while he played with a group of teenagers outside his home. The Valley News via AP James M. Patterson