African-Americans

In this April 24, 2020, photo, people maintain social distancing and wear face masks due to COVID-19 concerns, while waiting to enter a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. While millions of U.S. workers have already received a quick relief payment from the federal treasury through direct deposit, millions of others without traditional bank accounts must wait weeks for paper checks. Advocates for the poor say this is an opportunity to get many of those who are unbanked into the formal financial system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 03, 2020 - 2:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus crisis took hold, Akeil Smith's employer slashed her work as a home health aide to 25 hours per week. Her $15-an-hour salary no longer provided enough to pay her $700 monthly rent, and she had to visit food pantries for groceries. While millions of U.S. workers...
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Workers Unions keep a safe distance from each other and wear face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus during an event marking May Day in Lisbon, Friday, May 1, 2020. With the traditional protest marches cancelled this year, workers unions delegates representing all workers that had to stay at home took part in the event with the approval of the Portuguese health and interior ministries. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 02, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Around the world, lockdowns are starting to ease as some places get coronavirus outbreaks under control and others decide the economic pain of keeping businesses closed is too much to bear. The piecemeal reopenings are leaving people to make their own choices about what they should and shouldn't do...
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Democrat Kweisi Mfume removes a face mask before addressing reporters during an election night news conference after he won the 7th Congressional District special election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Baltimore. Mfume defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik to finish the term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat Mfume held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. All voters in the 7th Congressional District were strongly urged to vote by mail in an unprecedented election dramatically reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 28, 2020 - 11:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. Mfume defeated Republican Kimberly Klacik in the heavily Democratic 7th...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, home plate umpire Angel Hernandez signals during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. A major league official testified he suggested Hernandez be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernandez sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World Series since 2005 and MLB's failure to promote him to crew chief. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A major league official testified he suggested Ángel Hernández be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernández sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014. DeVos on Thursday, April 23, 2020 called the results “stark and inexcusable.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 23, 2020 - 10:25 am
The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders' scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014, results Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called “stark and inexcusable.” Civics scores on the 2018 assessments were the same as in the last round of tests four years earlier,...
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April 22, 2020 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cheryl A. Wall, a longtime Rutgers University professor and prominent scholar of African American women writers who edited two Library of America volumes of Zora Neale Hurston's work, has died at age 71. Wall, who worked at the New Brunswick, New Jersey-campus and had been scheduled...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather for a memorial ceremony for the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, at the Capitol in Washington. From left are Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. The Congressional Black Caucus PAC is endorsing Joe Biden’s presidential bid, further cementing his support among the nation’s influential black political leadership. Black voters have long anchored the former vice president’s White House bid with decisive wins in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee is New York congressman Gregory Meeks, who tells The Associated Press there’s “no question” Biden is the right person to lead the country.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 20, 2020 - 9:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation's influential black political leadership. The political action committee's unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key nods of support among...
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FILE - This July 14, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the "Lion King" premiere in London. Beyonce, along with Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh, failed to get an Oscar nomination for best original song for "Spirit," from the film "The Lion King." (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how the virus has disproportionately affected black...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump, left, listens as former prisoner Alice Marie Johnson, right, speaks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The 64-year-old African American great-grandmother spent 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense before Trump commuted her sentence in 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 18, 2020 - 8:58 am
For the majority of people of color who believe Donald Trump is a racist unworthy of reelection, the Republican president can point to Alice Marie Johnson. The 64-year-old African American great-grandmother spent 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense before Trump commuted her sentence in...
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In this April 7, 2020, photo, a subway rider wears a mask and a bandana to protect himself against COVID-19 in New York. As the coronavirus tightened its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population, black Americans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 17, 2020 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic lawmakers want police departments to be vigilant about any racially biased policing during the coronavirus pandemic, as people in communities of color express fears of being profiled while wearing masks or other face coverings in public. In a letter sent Friday to...
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