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Stories with subject: African-Americans
  • new storyNeighborhoods: African-American history and more in Harlem 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:30 am

    NEW YORK - Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more.

  • Arkansas board votes to end Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' song 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:52 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people inside their historic black church in South Carolina reignited a debate nationwide about the use of symbols of the Confederacy.

  • NAACP criticizes NC GOP leaders for monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

  • Lynch: Easing distrust between minorities, police a top goal 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:16 pm

    HOUSTON - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says one of her top priorities remains alleviating an "epidemic of distrust" between communities and law enforcement.

  • Wabash College works to retain minority students 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:35 pm

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana - A small, male-only liberal arts college in western Indiana is hosting 30 students this summer as part of an effort to improve its retention and graduation rates for minority and first-generation college students.

  • South Albany High becoming Rebels in name only 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:08 pm

    ALBANY, Oregon - They removed the Confederate battle flag from South Albany High School 20 years ago. A Confederate soldier does not dance during football games. This year, one of the school's 10 black students led the cheers.

  • Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:20 am

    GOLDSBORO, North Carolina - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.

  • Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:48 am

    MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along with how to hold their arms and point their feet.

  • Indians unveil Larry Doby statue story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 7:22 pm

    CLEVELAND - Larry Doby's legacy as a baseball player and pioneer has a permanent home.

  • Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:41 pm

    ATLANTA - Art, monument or embarrassment?

  • NAACP plans protest against NC Confederate memorials bill 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 4:05 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina NAACP has scheduled a Moral Monday protest against passage of legislation that provides protection for Confederate memorials.

  • Tuscaloosa NAACP president seeking police review panel 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:11 pm

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The leader of the Tuscaloosa chapter of the NAACP says the city needs a citizens' advisory board to strengthen ties between police and the community after a man who was pepper sprayed by officers died while he was being taken into custody.

  • Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 8:37 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.

  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:08 pm

    GORHAM, New Hampshire - Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don't campaign in "every nook and cranny" of the country - especially in Hispanic and African-American communities.

  • NAACP seeks further inquiry into Mississippi police force 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:40 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi NAACP officials want further investigation of a small-town police force and one of its officers following the death of a black man after an encounter with the officer.

  • Patience sought as fatal shooting of black teen is probed 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:49 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Departing from their routine protocol, state investigators in Tennessee said Wednesday they will publicly release details they discover as they investigate the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer.

  • Black state official 'overwhelmed' by viral photo response story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:02 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Amid angry demonstrations over the Confederate flag last weekend, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina's Statehouse: A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer's uniform.

  • Thanks to live performances, newbie Tori Kelly creates buzz story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:59 pm

    NEW YORK - While music awards shows have dwindled in ratings throughout the years, for Tori Kelly, they have been a goldmine.

  • US probe sought of fatal police shooting in W.Va. of Va. man 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:20 am

    MARTINGSBURG, West Virginia - Civil rights leaders are pressing for a Justice Department investigation into the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by police in West Virginia.

  • Cosby, in public and in private: A look back 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 12:31 pm

    In the 1970s, Bill Cosby created "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," a Saturday-morning cartoon series based loosely on his Philadelphia childhood that promoted good behavior and morality.

  • Los Angeles County housing agency, 2 cities settle bias case 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:31 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County public housing agency and two Mojave Desert cities have reached a $2 million settlement to resolve allegations they discriminated against black people by discouraging them from living in their communities, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

  • Men, blacks most likely to get tickets for Seattle pot use 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 5:34 pm

    SEATTLE - A second police study of marijuana-use tickets in Seattle has found men and blacks are most likely to be ticketed.

  • First NAACP branch started in Vermont 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:10 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont, one of the whitest states in the country, has its first official branch of the NAACP after more than 100 years.

  • Lone black man in Tampa Confederate group defends heritage 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 1:04 am

    TAMPA, Florida - Whenever members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans don their grey wool uniforms for a demonstration or re-enactment, Al McCray is there among his brothers.

  • Black group, KKK hold separate rallies at SC Statehouse story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 7:50 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state.