African-Americans

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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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 - 6:27 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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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 takes photos with supporters following the first rally of his 2020 campaign, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 04, 2019 - 8:48 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina, where black voters play a key role in the South's first presidential primary. In criticizing...
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Two women walk past a placard carrying a headline from the Saturday Star newspaper, in Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday, May 4, 2019. South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 04, 2019 - 11:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. Twenty-five years after the racist apartheid system ended, the...
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs a congregation member as he visits pastors and congregation at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, which was burned along with two other nearby African American churches, in Opelousas, La., Friday, May 3, 2019. Holden Matthews, who is white, was arrested for arson and other charges in relation to the church burnings. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 03, 2019 - 8:24 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised the parishioners of three African American churches Friday for the inspiring way they responded to the destruction of their sanctuaries by an arsonist and lamented that attacks on communities of faith have become "all too frequent." Pence and...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah speaks at a news conference in New York. A federal judge has ruled that Obeidallah, a Muslim-American radio host, can recover monetary damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism. Obeidallah is seeking more than $1 million in damages against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin, who hasn’t responded to Obeidallah’s libel lawsuit. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 02, 2019 - 1:16 pm
A Muslim-American radio host can recover monetary damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism, a federal judge ruled. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah is seeking more than $1 million in damages against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin, who hasn't...
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In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 photo, René Norton, a friend and neighbor of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, wipes away tears after leaving flowers at a memorial for Damond in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty Tuesday of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia whose death bewildered and angered people in both countries. "I'm so glad that there's justice for Justine," said Norton. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 6:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's believed to be the first time a Minnesota police officer has been convicted of murder for an on-duty shooting. With no video of Mohamed Noor shooting Justine Rusczyk Damond and conflicting testimony about the moments leading up to her death, some activists and community...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, American University student government president Taylor Dumpson speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dumpson is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her. In a court filing Monday, April 29, 2019, Dumpson's attorneys asked a federal judge in Washington for a default judgment against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin and a follower who racially harassed Dumpson on Twitter. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 30, 2019 - 10:45 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her. In a court filing Monday, Taylor...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2008, file photo, Ice Cube, left, and director John Singleton, laugh during the ESPN panel for the documentary series "30 for 30" at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Singleton, who died Monday, April, 29, 2019, brought issues of gang violence, the crack epidemic and police brutality gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s and influenced a generation of people of color. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much has been made about how John Singleton brought the issues gripping black youth in South Central Los Angeles to mainstream audiences with his 1991 classic "Boyz N the Hood." But the themes of that film, and his others about African Americans in Southern California, also...
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