African-Americans

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, of Iowa speaks in Des Moines. A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing formal punishment for King over his comments about white supremacy. Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, that he will introduce a censure resolution over the Iowa Republican’s remarks to the New York Times. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 15, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are dialing up the pressure on Rep. Steve King, with one GOP leader suggesting Tuesday that the nine-term Iowan leave Congress after the latest in a string of what she called his "racist" comments. "I'd like to see him find another line of work," Rep. Liz Cheney, the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2019, file photo Kiki Layne arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual “Black Women in Hollywood” honorees. They are Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Layne and Jenifer Lewis. The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual "Black Women in Hollywood" honorees. They are Regina Hall of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "The Hate U Give," Amandla Stenberg of "The Hate U Give," Kiki Layne of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Jenifer Lewis of "Black-ish." The...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new black history museum planned in South Carolina is leasing more space to accommodate its expanding staff. The Post and Courier reports the International African American Museum in Charleston has entered into a lease with the city that opens a section of the Charleston...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The photograph of a South African classroom appeared to show black and white children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a long way toward integration since white minority rule. The uproar over the alleged segregation of 5-...
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January 12, 2019 - 2:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's Cos. is seeking to keep secret some of its documents in a discrimination case filed by an African-American ex-executive who says the home improvement chain unfairly fired him. Michael Jones was chief custom officer until 2016 for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based...
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In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, to Shepherd, Irvin, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas, the four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949 in a case now seen as a racial injustice. (State Library and Archives of Florida via AP)
January 11, 2019 - 3:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a...
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This photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Larry D. Woodruffe. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the 24-year-old Woodruffe was charged Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, with capital murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 10:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities filed a capital murder charge Tuesday against a black man they believe fired the bullet that killed a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting her family initially believed was racially motivated. Prosecutors believe 24-year-old Larry D. Woodruffe killed Jazmine...
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, photo, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Ca., leaves a campaign event at Miami Dade College in Miami. As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, California Sen. Kamala Harris is striking a delicate balance on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 08, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it...
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Protesters hold signs as they turn their backs on a meeting of the Virginia State Air Quality Control Board in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The board is set to vote on a plan to build an Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor station in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key...
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A mourner approaches the casket of Jazmine Barnes during a viewing ceremony before the memorial services on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at the Community of Faith Church in Houston. Barnes was fatally shot, Dec. 30, 2019, while in a car with her family during an attack that investigators say appears to be a case of mistaken identity. (Marie De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 3:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Houston (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Authorities say a second black man has been charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Houston black girl, whose death her family had initially believed was racially motivated...
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