African-Americans

FILE - In this March 1, 1965 file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hops over a puddle as it rains in Selma, Ala. King led hundreds of African Americans to the court house in a voter registration drive. At front is civil rights worker Andrew Young, and at right, behind King is Rev. Ralph Abernathy. Today's protests across America against racial injustice are being watched closely by people who five decades ago faced jail cells, bloody assaults, snarling dogs and even potential assassination in the battle against institutional racism. Young, a King lieutenant, marvels at both the sizes and the spontaneity of the protests. The former Democratic congressman, Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador recalled activists spending three months to organize for a 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, campaign in which King and other protesters were jailed. (AP Photo, File)
June 24, 2020 - 1:33 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bob Moses says America is at “a lurching moment" for racial change, potentially as transforming as the Civil War era and as the 1960s civil rights movement that he helped lead. “What we are experiencing now as a nation has only happened a couple times in our history,” said Moses,...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, New York, center, speaks to members of the media while standing beside a truck plastered with campaign posters after greeting voters in Astoria, Queens, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, on primary election day in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 23, 2020 - 11:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a handful of primary elections across the United States (all times local): 11:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defeated her challengers in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District, in her first defense of the seat she claimed in...
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CORRECTS PUBLICATION TO THE GREENVILLE NEWS In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, photo protesters gather around the statue of John C. Calhoun at Marion Square in Charleston during a demonstration in Charleston, S.C. Mayor John Tecklenburg called for the relocation of the monument honoring Calhoun, a slavery advocate. He said he introduced a resolution to move it to a museum or other academic institution. (Josh Morgan/The Greenville News via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 6:57 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in the historic South Carolina city of Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square, the latest in a wave of actions arising from protests against racism and police...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...
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FILE - This May 14, 2019 file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel at the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but, in a lengthy statement, said he was frustrated that his “thoughtless moments” are being used to diminish his criticism of injustices. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2020 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes. “I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by...
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A musician plays music near the hearse carying the casket of Rayshard Brooks, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta. The funeral for Brooks was held today. Brooks died after being fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 23, 2020 - 4:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, taking part in a funeral rich with historical echoes and filled with a tragic sense that Black America has been through this all too...
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June 23, 2020 - 4:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — The headmaster of the prestigious English private school Eton College has apologized to one of its first Black students for the racism he was subjected to during the 1960s. Headmaster Simon Henderson said Tuesday he was “appalled” by the experience Nigerian writer Dillibe Onyeama had...
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Keith Russell, program manager of urban conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, lowers his binoculars while conducting a breeding bird census, at Wissahickon Valley Park Friday, June 5, 2020 in Philadelphia. (The viral video of a white woman targeting a Black bird watcher in New York's Central Park has renewed attention to how the great outdoors can often be far from great for Black people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
June 23, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Jason Ward fell in love with birds at age 14 when he spotted a peregrine falcon outside the homeless shelter where he was staying with his family. The now 33-year-old Atlanta bird lover parlayed that passion into a YouTube series last year. One of the guests on his first episode of “Birds of North...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during a meeting on opportunity zones in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Initially reluctant to speak on race, Scott is now among the Republican Party’s most prominent voices teaching his colleagues what it’s like to be a Black man in America. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 23, 2020 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When he first ran for office in 1994, they scrawled the N-word on his lawn signs. By the time he came to Congress, he had to unplug the phone lines because callers brought the staff to tears. Even after he became a U.S. senator, the Capitol quickly became just another place where...
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This image released by Neon shows Alfre Woodard in a scene from "Clemency." Woodard gives a career performance as a death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in this shattering drama about the psychological trauma of the job, which is available on Hulu starting Monday. (Neon via AP)
June 22, 2020 - 2:42 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “Clemency”: Alfre Woodard gives a career performance as death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in this shattering drama...
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