African-Americans

Frank Robinson poses with his statue before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 27, 2017 - 4:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Frank Robinson made history four decades ago. They celebrated again on Saturday. The Indians unveiled a statue of Robinson prior to their game against Kansas City. Robinson became the first African-American manager in the major leagues with the team. "It's...
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May 25, 2017 - 10:11 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A coroner removed from office after pulling a gun on a neighbor says he and other elected officials are justified in using racial slurs. Video obtained by local media outlets shows former Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet saying he saw nothing wrong with white...
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This June 2015 photo provided by the USA Swimming Foundation shows Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones giving a swimming lesson to a child in Nederland, Texas, as part of the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash program. A study released Thursday, May 25, 2017, found that found nearly 64 percent of African-American kids, 45 percent of Hispanic kids and 79 percent of children in families with less than $50,000 in annual income have little or no swimming ability. Jones and other Olympians will be helping teach kids as part of the foundation’s goal to provide reduced-cost lessons to more low-income and minority children. (USA Swimming Foundation via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 9:16 am
Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and a handful of other Olympic champions are climbing into the pool this summer to help American kids learn how to swim. They've got plenty of work to do. The USA Swimming Foundation's most recent survey, released Thursday, found nearly 64 percent of...
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Bill Cosby, center, pauses in the courtyard as one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, right, makes a statement to the media, as they arrive for the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 24, 2017 - 4:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members. Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black. Cosby's lawyers had complained this week that prosecutors...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives with one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, right, for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2017 - 6:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to "systematically" keep blacks off the jury after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel. Judge...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives with one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, right, for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2017 - 12:42 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man in his 30s who says he doesn't watch much news has now become the eighth juror chosen in Pittsburgh for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial. Lawyers have now selected five men and three...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Richard Collins III. Authorities appealed for patience Monday, May 22, 2017, from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after Sean Urbanski, a white University of Maryland student, was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student. Police and the FBI are investigating the killing of Collins as a possible hate crime, because the suspect, Urbanski, became a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago. (U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:16 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student. Police and the FBI said they...
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FILE- In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans. Mississippi Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona apologized on Monday, May 22, for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states. The post was made after three Confederate monuments and a monument to white supremacy were removed in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
May 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states. "The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow...
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May 22, 2017 - 12:55 pm
A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria,...
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People gather for a candlelight vigil at a bus shelter at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md, Sunday, May 21, 2017, where visiting student was fatally stabbed. A University of Maryland student was charged Sunday with fatally stabbing a visiting student on campus in what police have described as an unprovoked attack that rattled the school over graduation weekend. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 22, 2017 - 12:51 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the unprovoked stabbing of a black man at the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student who belonged to a racist Facebook group was arrested nearby with a knife in his pocket, police said. University of Maryland student...
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