African-Americans

CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ROBERT, NOT JOHN - This photo provided by the City of Biloxi, Miss., Public Affairs Department shows police officer Robert McKeithen who was killed Sunday night, May, 5, outside the department building in Biloxi. (City of Biloxi, Miss., Public Affairs via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Residents in a Mississippi Gulf Coast city continued on Tuesday to mourn the death of a longtime officer who authorities said was gunned down by a man whose mental health had, according to his mother, been sliding in recent months. A local NAACP leader said the man had...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, Chad Copley is led out of a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's second-highest court says Copley, who reported "hoodlums" in his neighborhood before he shot and killed an unarmed black man should get a new trial. In a 2-1 ruling Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the state Court of Appeals said 42-year-old Chad Copley of Raleigh deserves another trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument. Copley was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 for killing 20-year-old Kouren Thomas outside Copley's home in August 2016. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1...
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In this May 4, 2019, photo, a woman makes her way toward Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, background, on a pedestrian bridge that connects it to the black township of Alexandra. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the neighboring suburbs are a stark example of how inequality is still on display in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 07, 2019 - 6:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra. With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a...
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May 06, 2019 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League is putting the focus on voting rights ahead of the 2020 elections. The group's State of Black America report out Monday says the threat of Russian interference combined with voter suppression could make it difficult for minorities to vote. The...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks as Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller Report on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harris says Barr "lied to Congress" and "is clearly more interested in representing the president than the American people." The Democratic presidential candidate was the keynote speaker Sunday, May 5, at the Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, attended by a mostly black audience of nearly 10,000. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 05, 2019 - 10:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Capping a week in which her testy exchange with Attorney General William Barr went viral, Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday told a crowd of thousands gathered at a dinner hosted by the country's oldest NAACP chapter that Barr "lied to Congress" and "is clearly more interested in...
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Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg holds a town hall in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Buttigieg says he's focusing on outreach to minorities, who make up most of the Democratic primary electorate in this early-voting state. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 05, 2019 - 7:00 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Continuing his outreach to African American voters, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged Sunday that he needs to do more work to connect with the community, particularly in the early-voting state of South Carolina. "It shows we've got a lot of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally at Burnett Park in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders is announcing a sweeping agriculture reform and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies. Sanders is set to...
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This May 2, 2019, photo shows the site of a future park in Hamtramck, Mich., honoring Sarah Garrett, the lead plaintiff in a 1968 lawsuit that accused the city of racial discrimination by destroying black neighborhoods is seen. Hamtramck agreed to build 200 units of single-family housing as a remedy. Three houses still remain to be built. Federal Judge Damon Keith recently died at age 96 without seeing the end of the case. (AP Photo/Ed White)
May 05, 2019 - 9:44 am
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge who worked until his recent death at age 96 left a historic trail of groundbreaking legal opinions. But one case outlived Damon Keith: the longest-running housing discrimination lawsuit in the United States. Keith declared in 1971 that Hamtramck, a tiny...
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Los Angeles City officials at podium on right, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, from left, Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO Matthew Lawson, unveil the Obama Boulevard sign in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 4, 2019. A stretch of road in Los Angeles was renamed after former President Barack Obama during a festival and unveiling ceremony. The Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 05, 2019 - 1:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the first rally of his 2020 campaign, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 05, 2019 - 12:13 am
The Latest on the Democratic candidates running for president (all times EDT): 9 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is making his foreign policy experience a primary selling point to top donors to his presidential campaign. At a private fundraiser Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina, Biden...
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