African-Americans

March 14, 2017 - 7:56 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP Spicer says Trump confident on wiretap evidence WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is "extremely confident" that the Justice Department will produce evidence backing up his claim that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election...
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March 14, 2017 - 6:04 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP Spicer says Trump confident on wiretap evidence WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is "extremely confident" that the Justice Department will produce evidence backing up his claim that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election...
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March 14, 2017 - 4:00 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Dems say CBO report on GOP bill 'knockout blow' WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are scrambling to shore up support for their health care bill. This, as critics go on the attack over new estimates that 14 million people would lose...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, file photo, Kush Patel, right, carries out bags of merchandise while helping his uncle Andy Patel, rear, clean up the looting damage from Monday's riots at his store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, in Ferguson, Mo. The store is disputing a new documentary’s claims that surveillance video suggests Michael Brown didn’t rob the store before he was fatally shot by police in Ferguson. One of the filmmakers said he believes the footage shows Brown trading marijuana for a bag of cigarillos early on Aug. 9, 2014, and that Brown intended to come back later for the cigarillos. Store officials said no drug transaction took place and Brown stole the cigarillos while at the store later that day. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 13, 2017 - 11:20 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor was critical Monday of store surveillance footage from a new documentary about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, calling it a heavily edited attempt to distort an incident that occurred several hours before Brown died in an encounter with a police officer...
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NAACP President Cornell William Brooks speaks outside the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, following a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Brooks said he met with Sessions over concerns that recent policy changes "signal a threatening decline" in the Justice Department's commitment to civil rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 04, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften its focus on protecting voter rights and monitoring troubled police departments. The head of the NAACP...
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In this Feb. 3, 2017 photo, Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela talks about her civil rights photography during an interview in her home in Albuquerque, N.M. The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is featuring the Albuquerque resident's rarely seen photography of the movement at an exhibition called "Time to Get Ready: Fotographía Social." From marches in the rain to black share croppers toiling on former slave plantations, the photos will highlight Varela's snapshots of life during Jim Crow's final days. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 03, 2017 - 3:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas. As one of the few Latinas...
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March 01, 2017 - 4:57 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision reviving a challenge to several Virginia legislative districts could send lawmakers back to the drawing board, but Republicans say they are confident the state's current electoral map will withstand further scrutiny. The justices on Wednesday...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is mainly ruling for African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed 12 legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices said Wednesday that a lower court that upheld the 12 districts used the wrong...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending...
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February 28, 2017 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending...
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