Utah's Negro Bill Canyon has a new name, Grandstaff Canyon after the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted Thursday to rename it following years of debate.

Diane Binns, president of the St. Paul NAACP, said Ahlers’ description of a fake suspect is "rooted in the racism that perpetuated slavery and the oppression of blacks for hundreds of years."

Alabama judge Madeline Haikala ruled in favor of a mostly White town seceding from its school district to start its own despite race being a huge motivating factor for the split.