African-Americans

February 18, 2018 - 11:04 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A school where African-American college learned to be teachers could become a heritage center if organizers in northeastern North Carolina are successful. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the "practice school" was built in 1921 on what was then the campus of...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors have finished presenting evidence against a white homeowner who shot an unarmed black man after complaining about "hoodlums" in his neighborhood. Prosecutor Patrick Latour said Friday that the state was resting its case against Chad Copley. The court...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:36 am
WALNUT COVE, N.C. (AP) — A predominantly black unincorporated community has won its decades-long fight to be annexed by an adjacent North Carolina town. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Walnut Cove's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the annexation of the Walnut Tree community on...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A murder trial has begun for a white man who shot an unarmed black man after complaining about "hoodlums" in his neighborhood. The defense and prosecution made opening statements to the jury Thursday in the trial of Chad Copley. Copley fired a shotgun blast from inside his...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. "I will try very hard not to disappoint the...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in his office, in Newport Beach, Calif. Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. This fall Abdul-Jabbar will embark on a cross-country tour as part of “Becoming Kareem,” a stage show in which he’ll discuss his life, answer audience questions and talk about the key mentors in his life he says helped him achieve his goals along the way. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2018 - 2:38 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth,...
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tosses confetti for a promotion in a 360 degree photo booth during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): 3 p.m. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace is set to become the first black driver since 1969 to start the Daytona 500. Wallace faced perhaps the biggest media contingent of the day Wednesday, with more than two-dozen writers...
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President Donald Trump, center with first lady Melania Trump and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, left, speaks during a National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 13, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked African American History Month by pledging Tuesday to make real the vision of "every American patriot" who fought and sacrificed for freedom. Trump celebrated the annual observance at a White House reception under the theme of "African Americans in...
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February 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University professor canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on...
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South African Deputy President and African National Congress party President Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers a speech at the Grand Parade in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 in celebration of Nelson Mandela's Centenary on the 28th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison. Ramaphosa said ruling party leaders who are scheduled to meet on Monday will finalize a power transition from President Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption scandals. (AP Photo)
February 11, 2018 - 11:07 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's deputy president consolidated his control of the government on Sunday, promising to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed President Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations. Standing on the balcony of Cape...
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