African-Americans

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters hold their phones aloft in Portland, Ore. Once hailed as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and now, the killing of a supporter of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
September 04, 2020 - 9:09 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and the killing of a supporter of President Donald...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with members of the community at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 03, 2020 - 7:28 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden told residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin, that recent turmoil following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help Americans confront centuries of systemic racism, drawing a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump amid a reckoning that has galvanized...
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An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 2:49 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport. The league and NHL Players' Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for...
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A protester holds a sign with a picture of Dijon Kizzee, who died after being shot by deputies of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
September 02, 2020 - 8:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grainy video posted Wednesday shows the fatal shooting of a Black man by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped on a bicycle for a traffic violation, but the video does not confirm the police allegation that he “made a motion" for a gun. Dijon Kizzee was...
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FILE - This June 25, 2019 file photo shows a McDonald's sign outside the restaurant in Pittsburgh. More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain for discrimination. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Chicago, the 52 plaintiffs say McDonald's steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 01, 2020 - 4:49 pm
More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. The 52 plaintiffs, who owned around 200 U.S. stores before being forced...
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FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, who called himself “the Antifa hunter” as he waged an online campaign to terrorize and harass those who opposed his white supremacist ideology, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 31, 2020 - 2:39 pm
A Florida man who called himself “the Antifa hunter” as he waged an online campaign to terrorize and harass those who opposed his white supremacist ideology was sentenced on Monday to more than three years in prison. Daniel McMahon, 32, of Brandon, Florida, pleaded guilty in April to using social...
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This Friday, August 28, 2020 photo shows Alexis Arnold, 44, a gallery and gift shop owner in De Pere, Wis., with her 6-year-old daughter Jade Arnold. Arnold has watched and worried all summer as protests over racial injustice at times spiraled to violence. First, she called friends in Portland for firsthand accounts. After it happened in Kenosha, a place not unlike the suburb where she's raising her daughter, she wondered out loud, “Why are we so broken right now?” (AP Photo/Kathleen Hennessey)
August 31, 2020 - 11:29 am
DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — Alexis Arnold says she's sympathetic toward protesters who have peacefully fought racial injustice this summer. But as some demonstrations spiral into violence, her anxiety is building. “Why are we so broken right now?” the 44-year-old art gallery owner wondered. The...
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A pedestal that held a statue of Robert E. Lee stands empty outside a high school named for the Confederate general in Montgomery, Ala. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Four people were charged with criminal mischief after someone removed the statue amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
August 31, 2020 - 10:15 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Trude Lamb is a standout cross country runner at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, but the name on her jersey is a sharp reminder of a man “who didn’t believe people like me were 100% human.” The sophomore, originally from Ghana, told the school board this summer...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are entering a 64-day sprint to the finish that is widely expected to be one of the most turbulent and chaotic periods in the modern history of American politics. Each side cast the other as an existential threat to America’s future as they offered voters starkly different versions of reality over the last two weeks of carefully scripted conventions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 31, 2020 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Within President Donald Trump’s campaign, some privately feared the worst heading into the national conventions. They worried a strong showing by Democrat Joe Biden, combined with an underwhelming performance by Trump, would lock in the certainty of a blowout loss that would...
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CORRECTS THAT THE GAME WAS AGAINST ST. JOHNS FOR THE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP, NOT AGAINST HOUSTON FOR THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP - FILE - In this March 9, 1985, file photo, Georgetown NCAA college basketball head coach John Thompson poses with player Patrick Ewing after Georgetown defeated St. John's in the Big East Championship in New York. John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement Monday., Aug. 31, 2020. No details were disclosed.(AP Photo/File)
August 31, 2020 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement Monday. No details were...
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