African-Americans

African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather for the swearing-in ceremony for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on the corruption that contributed to the ruling ANC' s weakest election showing in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged the country to pursue "an extraordinary feat of human endeavor" as he was sworn in for a five-year term with a delicate fight against government corruption ahead of him. "The challenges our country face are huge...
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Emanuel Kidega Samson sits in court as the verdict is read in his murder trial Friday, May 24, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Samson was found guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before finding Samson guilty on all 43 counts in the indictment. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
May 24, 2019 - 3:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The collection, named after the singer turned designer's last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris' Le Marais area from Friday and will debut online May 29. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 23, 2019 - 1:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer's last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and...
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Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne, center, is escorted into a hearing by Lafayette County Sheriff Dept. Maj. Alan Wilburn at the Lafayette County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Oxford, Miss. Kinne is charged in the death of 32-year-old Dominique Clayton, who was found dead Sunday. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 5:44 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was romantically involved. Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue. The California Democrat’s bill would create some $150 million in grant programs to medical schools and states to fight implicit racial bias in medical care for women. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech...
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This cover image released by The New Press shows "Chokehold: Policing Black Men" by Paul Butler. Arizona has banned prisoners from reading the book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. (The New Press via The AP)
May 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections...
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Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks during her inauguration ceremony Monday, May 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
May 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot told aldermen and other city powerbrokers assembled at her inauguration Monday as Chicago's first black woman mayor that she meant what she said on the campaign trail about top-to-bottom reforms in the nation's third largest city. "For years, they've said Chicago ain't...
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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hugs Pamela Rush after visiting her home in Tyler, Ala., on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made an appeal to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health care a "human right" that he equated to the civil rights movement. The Vermont senator spoke before a...
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Emanuel Kidega Samson, 27, center, enters the courtroom Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Samson is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017. Prosecutors have said they're seeking life without parole for Samson. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina. Nashville Deputy District Attorney Amy...
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