African-Americans

Officers in swat gear work at the intersection of West Fond du Lac Avenue and West Burleigh Street near a Jet Beauty store that was looted in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 11:20 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a South Florida...
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Workers remove a plaque from the Jefferson Davis statue in the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Friday, June 12, 2020. A Kentucky commission voted Friday to take down a statue of Confederate President Davis from the state Capitol, adding its voice to a global push to remove symbols of racism and slavery. The statue itself is scheduled to be removed Saturday. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 8:28 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky commission voted Friday to take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol, adding its voice to a global push to remove symbols of racism and slavery. The Historic Properties Advisory Commission met remotely through video...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, driver Bubba Wallace waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Martinsville, Va. Bubba Wallace now counts Spike Lee and Demi Lovato – his admitted celebrity crush – as those loudly in his corner since he’s become the leader of NASCAR’s push for change. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 12, 2020 - 4:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace can count Spike Lee and Demi Lovato in his corner since he became the leader of NASCAR’s push for change. Where he has failed to find support is from corporate America. Wallace is the only black full-time driver at NASCAR's top level and has had to scrap for...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2020 file photo, Protesters rally in Phoenix during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Many immigrants feel solidarity with the Black Lives Movement and want to participate in ongoing national marches. But they face an added risk of ending up in immigration custody if they get arrested, even for protesting peacefully. Immigrant advocates say they've been fielding calls from people who want to march but are worried about how it will affect their immigration status. In Phoenix, several young immigrants were arrested at the beginning of the movement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
June 12, 2020 - 4:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Among the thousands who march each day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are immigrants and their advocates. But protesting for them has an added risk: inadvertently winding up in immigration custody. All over the country, immigrants are expressing solidarity with the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2002 file photo former Cincinnati Reds majority owner Marge Schott signs autographs prior to the final game at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati. Schott was a divisive figure when she owned the Cincinnati Reds, getting suspended and ultimately forced out for her racially offensive language. The community is debating what to do with facilities named in her memory. (AP Photo/David Kohl, file)
June 12, 2020 - 3:47 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marge Schott's slurs and other offensive comments while she owned the Cincinnati Reds have organizations in her hometown reconsidering the use of her name on facilities that benefited from her donations. Schott died in 2004, but her name is still prominent in the community. Most...
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In this May 30, 2020 photo, a protestor holds up a photo of George Floyd in front of the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial as part of a large protest in Duluth, Minn. The state’s Board of Pardons, consisting of Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea, will vote Friday, June 12, to clear Max Mason of a rape case that led to the only known lynching of Black people in the state’s history 100 years ago next week. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 2:25 pm
A black man imprisoned in Minnesota a century ago in a case that included the infamous lynchings of three other black man for the alleged rape of a white woman received a posthumous pardon Friday, with Gov. Tim Walz connecting the historic injustice to the death of George Floyd. Minnesota's pardons...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation speaks during a news conference in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says police dashcam video of the violent arrest of Adam is shocking and not an isolated incident. The arrest has received attention in Canada as a backlash against racism grows in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee to his neck.   (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 1:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that police dashcam video of the violent arrest of a Canadian aboriginal chief is shocking and said black Canadians and indigenous people do not feel safe around police. The arrest has received attention in Canada as a backlash...
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This image released by ABC shows Matt James, who will be the next bachelor on the 25th season of the romance reality series "The Bachelor." (Craig Sjodin/ABC via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has named Matt James, its first black “Bachelor” to lead the network's long-running dating competition show. The casting was announced Friday on “Good Morning America.” James, a 28-year-old from North Carolina, was originally chosen to compete for Clare Crawley's affection on “...
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In this June 1, 2020, photo, people gather near the Cup Foods grocery store where George Floyd died in Minneapolis. Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes from the grocery store. His story is similar to that of other African Americans who died at the hands of police over minor offenses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 12, 2020 - 11:23 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. For Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Ahmaud Arbery, it was the minor offenses of jaywalking, failing to signal a lane change and trespassing on a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 6, 2009, the cast of Fawlty Towers from left, Prunella Scales, John Cleese, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TV show and mark a special programe "Fawlty Towers: Re-opened" at The Naval and Military Club, London. One of the most memorable episodes of one of the most popular British sitcoms of all-time, Fawlty Towers, has been withdrawn from a streaming service because of numerous racial slurs. (AP Photo/ Edmond Terakopian, FILE)
June 12, 2020 - 8:46 am
LONDON (AP) — One of the most memorable episodes of one of the most popular British sitcoms of all-time has been withdrawn from a U.K. streaming service because of numerous racial slurs. UKTV, a streaming service owned by the BBC, confirmed Friday that it was temporarily removing the 1975 Fawlty...
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