African-Americans

Swanson Funeral Home's 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, which carried legendary singer Aretha Franklin's casket to Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is parked outside during the public viewing for Franklin, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Franklin. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 10:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 10:45 p.m. In a final act of sisterhood, hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin on Tuesday night. The sorority's...
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In this April 10, 2018 photo, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation archeologists show artifacts and discuss what they know about one of the first enslaved Africans to live in English North America in Jamestown, Va. They’re at the excavation site of a house where an enslaved woman named Angela lived in the 1600s. A new tour at the site of the historic Jamestown colony encourages visitors to consider the beginnings of American slavery. It’s part of a broader national effort to reckon with slavery’s legacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 28, 2018 - 4:28 pm
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later. "Freedom over...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Public viewings are planned Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there's no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. It's difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that her town is saying farewell in royal...
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Devin Del Palacio, second from right, a Democrat running for the Arizona House of Representatives, speaks during an African-American candidates forum along with Democrat mayoral candidate Tim Seay, left, Justice of the Peace candidate Sharon Sauls, second from left, and Democrat candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission Kiana Maria Sears, right, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. They join at least 30 African-Americans running for local, state and federal office in Arizona this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 25, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — At least 30 African-Americans are running for offices in Arizona this year, a milestone that some political observers say is a result of increased engagement and a new pipeline of leadership. State Rep. Reginald Bolding is one of two African-American lawmakers currently serving in...
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This Thursday, April 6, 2017 photo shows Old Main on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding over the past two decades from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show a psychology professor on the Tucson campus has received money from the Maryland-based Pioneer Fund even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving its support. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 8:13 pm
The University of Arizona has accepted years of funding from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence — even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving support from the group, records show. A University of...
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File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in a majority black county in rural south Georgia took less than a minute Friday to scrap a proposal to eliminate most of the local polling places, after the plan drew criticism from all over the country. Concern about the proposal to close seven of the county's...
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August 23, 2018 - 6:50 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two men have received multi-year prison sentences for the beating of a black man who was left severely injured the day of a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Daily Progress reports that Alex Ramos of Georgia was sentenced to six years in...
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File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 6:44 pm
CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a predominantly black Georgia county fired a consultant amid widespread backlash to a proposal that would close most polling places in the area three months ahead of a potentially historic election. Consultant Mike Malone had advocated consolidating the polling...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Oct 30 2017, a bumper sign calls for the end of farm killings in South Africa, during a blockade of a freeway in Midvaal, South Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South African land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers." Trump added, "South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers." (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in the country. The government said Trump's tweet was based on "false information" and...
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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shows a Confederate monument honoring Henry Lawson Wyatt at the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. A North Carolina historical commission decided Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that this Confederate monument and two others should remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery, weighing in less than two days after another rebel statue was torn down by protesters at the state’s flagship university. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:21 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three Confederate monuments on the North Carolina Capitol grounds will feature signs with historical context about slavery and civil rights, following a decision by a state historical panel that said a monument honoring African-Americans also should be added The state...
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