A tragic power-line and stampede accident kills at least 16 in Haiti during Carnival parade; South African ambassador calls out Japanese author and newspaper for praising apartheid; and a number of floats and presentations in Brazil's Carnival are battling racism.
Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams.
As much of the world is still digesting the passionate call to action against Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, another militia leader accused of exploiting child soldiers has been convicted for his crimes in a landmark verdict for the International Criminal Court.
The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.