African-Americans

This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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October 10, 2017 - 6:29 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations after a three-day holiday weekend in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a black man paralyzed by a white Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop nearly five years ago. Jurors told a federal judge in Pittsburgh on Friday they were...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2012, file photo, from left, Freddie Meyer, great-great grandson of Robert Smalls, places a wreath in front of Smalls' grave with help from fellow descendant Carolyn Meyer-Little and Edgar Williams during the reunion near Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, S.C. State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns said Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, that they want to recognize African-Americans whose courage has been purposely discounted in history books. State Sen. Darrell Jackson said the proposal would "open up wounds," not bring people together. Jackson and Sen. Greg Gregory last month announced their proposal to memorialize Smalls with the first monument on Statehouse grounds to honor an individual African-American. (Sarah Welliver/The Beaufort Gazette via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 10:02 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Blacks in South Carolina who served in the Confederate military, many of them slaves pressed into duty, would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal by two white Republican lawmakers. State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns said Monday they want to recognize...
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This undated combo of images made from video shows a Dove body wash ad. Dove is facing heat for the ad and said Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, that it regrets the offense caused by the ad. The company said it "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully." (Twitter via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist. Dove has removed the post from its Facebook page and posted comments on social media Saturday saying it "missed the mark in...
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In this June 29, 2017 photo, Joseph Smith, 32, a U.S. Army veteran, sits outside his home in Houston's Freedmen's Town. Smith says he was not offended by NFL players protesting the national anthem. A silent protest initially started by a San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year in response to police killings of minorities has become a measure on patriotism and the nation's symbols, drawing heated responses from some including President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 08, 2017 - 2:42 am
FREEDMEN'S TOWN, Texas (AP) — When Afghanistan War veteran Joseph Smith saw NFL players take a knee or raise a fist during the playing of the national anthem last month, he wasn't offended — he was proud. Where some saw it as disrespectful, he saw it as patriotic. "It's not an insult against the...
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October 07, 2017 - 9:23 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors resume deliberations Tuesday in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a black man paralyzed by a white Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop nearly five years ago. Jurors told the judge Friday they were deadlocked in the federal suit filed by 24-year-old Leon Ford...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his trial in Tulsa, Okla. Kepler is headed for a fourth trial in less than a year in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 07, 2017 - 9:02 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter's black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: Each had only one African-American juror. Race has been an undercurrent in ex-Tulsa...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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FILE- This file photo from 1933 shows Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge in Atlanta. A populist Democrat who stoked fierce loyalty among rural whites in the 1930s and '40s, Gov. Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in Georgia. Now city officials in Savannah plan to vote on a resolution urging state lawmakers to remove Talmadge's name from the towering suspension bridge that spans the Savannah River. (AP Photo)
September 29, 2017 - 6:17 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the back door with his hat in his hand." Now the mayor of Savannah and its city council say the towering suspension bridge that...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:12 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A park celebrating the legacies of Pittsburgh's greatest Negro League baseball players will soon come alive in the city. Pittsburgh's Station Square will be the site of the new Josh Gibson Heritage Park. The Josh Gibson Foundation held a groundbreaking on Wednesday. Josh Gibson,...
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