African-Americans

December 10, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99. Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. He had...
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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 - 6:22 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 - 8:13 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 - 3:30 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 - 12:28 pm
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 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 - 1:45 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Attorneys for ex-North Charleston...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina officer, Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager, who fatally shot a black motorist, Walter Scott, in 2015, could learn his fate as soon as his federal sentencing hearing winds down. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, attorneys are expected to call friends and relatives of both men who'll tell the judge how Scott's death and the officer's arrest have impacted their lives. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
December 07, 2017 - 12:45 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A white former police officer says he is grateful for the forgiveness from the family of a black man that he shot to death. Ex-...
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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 - 4:20 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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December 05, 2017 - 4:43 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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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing. Michigan state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of Conyers' brother, told The New York Times for a story Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won't seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:38 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A top House Democrat says word of 27-term Michigan Rep. John Conyers' retirement is a "sad end to a long career." Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said Tuesday that people shouldn't...
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