African-Americans

December 10, 2017 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing journalist and the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, has died at the age of 99. Booker died Sunday in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. Booker served for decades as the Washington...
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Mississippi flag demonstrators stand along a ledge at the Energy Plaza where the state's bicentennial celebration and the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, was held, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The protesters are seeking the removal of the Confederate battle flag emblem from the flag and support a different symbol entirely. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 10, 2017 - 5:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate emblem. And...
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Doug Jones' campaign volunteer Dana Ellis, right, talks to Ebonique Jiles, top left, and her son, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala., about voting on Tuesday's senatorial election, The Jones campaign is targeting African-Americans and moderate Republicans in particular as they fight to energize a coalition to defeat Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
December 09, 2017 - 7:13 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones. In a state where Democrats are used to losing, malaise hangs over this quiet African-American neighborhood in...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Museum Division Director Lucy Allen, right, during a tour of the newly opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, joins the president on the tour. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 09, 2017 - 2:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. Moore has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. But on the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Senate candidate is poised to win the state’s special election on Tuesday in a race that features extraordinary parallels with President Donald Trump’s White House run one year ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 08, 2017 - 11:28 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2017 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Lewis announced Thursday, Dec. 7 that he won’t speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums on Saturday, saying it’s an “insult” that President Donald Trump will attend. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 08, 2017 - 4:30 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum's opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated opening. They say Trump's policies are incompatible with honoring the...
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FILE - In a Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C. Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, for 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)
December 07, 2017 - 2:17 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to mete out a significant punishment for Michael Slager, the white former police officer who fatally shot Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back after a 2015 traffic stop. Through tears, Scott's family told...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy blocks the dirt road that leads to a home where detectives were investigating the deaths of five people who were shot to death south of Albuquerque, N.M. The ACLU filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in New Mexico state district court on behalf of Sherese Crawford, 38, against the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department stemming from three traffic stops that the ACLU said amounted to racial profiling. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, file)
December 06, 2017 - 8:37 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black female federal immigration agent on assignment in New Mexico was repeatedly pulled over by sheriff's deputies — and twice by the same deputy — with no probable cause, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. The group filed a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Mississippi for the state's bicentennial and help open two museums, including one dedicated to civil rights. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will help open the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
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