Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack, is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of LGBT rights and one of the few actors to play a black gay character on primetime TV. His breakthrough came aboard the hip-hop drama “Empire,” playing Jamal Lyon, a talented R&B singer struggling to earn his father’s approval and find his place in his dad's music empire. It became one of the biggest network shows to star a gay black character. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 31, 2019 - 3:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local) 3:30 p.m. The family of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett says that they have no doubt that the actor is a victim of a "racial and homophobic hate crime." In a statement released via one of Smollett's...
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In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., stops for a photo before a Martin Luther King Jr. prayer service at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. With possibly two-dozen candidates entering the 2020 presidential field, flooding early-voting states to seek support, South Carolina Democrats are feeling a little overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
January 31, 2019 - 3:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats are feeling overwhelmed. Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, who are potential presidential contenders, were just in town. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, both presidential candidates, have already been here. Another White House hopeful,...
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January 31, 2019 - 7:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the country appreciates the support of its newfound allies in eastern Europe but expects "stronger actions" from them when it comes to their stance against anti-Semitism. Danny Danon said the former communist nations have...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, then-Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams participates in a debate in Atlanta. Abrams is an unusual and historic choice to deliver the opposition response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union, but Democratic leaders are signaling their emphasis on black women and on changing states like Georgia. Abrams will be the first black woman to deliver an opposition response. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams will be doing more than rebutting President Donald Trump next week. As the first black woman to deliver a Democratic response to a State of the Union address, she'll represent what many in the party see as their political future. In picking Abrams, the Georgian who...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the department identified as a 36-year-old cast member of the television show “Empire” alleged he was physically attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. Police wouldn’t release the actor’s name, but a statement from the Fox studio and network on which “Empire” airs identified him Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, as Jussie Smollett.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 8:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives reviewed surveillance footage of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking to his downtown Chicago apartment, but so far none of the video shows him being attacked by two masked men, although investigators have obtained images of people they would like to question, a police...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the department identified as a 36-year-old cast member of the television show “Empire” alleged he was physically attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. Police wouldn’t release the actor’s name, but a statement from the Fox studio and network on which “Empire” airs identified him Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, as Jussie Smollett.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 9:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A cast member on the hit television show "Empire" alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. Police did not release the actor's name but a statement from Fox, which airs "Empire," identified him as Jussie...
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January 27, 2019 - 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks. With as many as two dozen Democrats potentially running for the White House and no immediate front-runner, the money race in the...
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A red rose lies on a slab of the Holocaust Memorial to commemorate the victims of the Nazis in Berlin, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 27, 2019 - 11:00 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Italy's right-wing interior minister says it would be "squalor" to compare "serious control of immigration" to the horrors of the Holocaust. League party leader Matteo Salvini tweeted a prayer...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo Cheryl Monroe, right, a Food and Drug Administration employee, and Bertrice Sanders, a Social Security Administration employee, rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit. The government shutdown left an especially painful toll for African-Americans who make up nearly 20 percent of the federal workforce and historically have been on the low end of the government pay scale. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management says African-Americans make up about 18 percent of the federal workforce of approximately 2.1 million employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
January 26, 2019 - 12:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their families. Then the record-long government shutdown hit, making it hard for the U.S. Food and Drug...
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This undated photo provided by LaToya Holley shows Anton Black. Black's heart condition and mental illness were significant factors in his "sudden cardiac death" during a struggle with law enforcement officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore, according to an autopsy report. The report, signed Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, by the state's chief medical examiner, didn't satisfy concerns by Anton Black's family that police used excessive force on the 19-year-old before his Sept. 15 death in Caroline County. (LaToya Holley via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 12:53 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Officials have released body camera video of a deadly encounter between police and a black teenager who died after struggling with officers in a town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, footage that fueled a civil rights group's call for an independent investigation. Greensboro...
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