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Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

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African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

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Sun Belt making history with hire of Keith Gill as conference commissioner

The Sun Belt Conference is set to announce Keith Gill as its new commissioner, making him the first-ever African-American to lead an FBS conference.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bernie Sanders' campaign touts support from minority members

"We're starting the campaign with a base of African Americans and Latinos," says pollster
CBS News - Published

Videos for African Americans

Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online [Video]Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online

The shooting of two New Zealand mosques is the latest attack to spread violence and extremism online.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:06Published

Study Finds U.S. Air Pollution Is Caused By White Consumers But Minorities Suffer More [Video]Study Finds U.S. Air Pollution Is Caused By White Consumers But Minorities Suffer More

According to a new peer-reviewed study, U.S. air pollution is disproportionately caused by white consumers, but minorities are burdened most by the emissions. Reuters reported that on average,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Life in plastic remains fantastic as Barbie turns 60 [Video]Life in plastic remains fantastic as Barbie turns 60

Barbie is turning 60 years old on March 9, six decades after she was first unveiled at the New York Toy Fair in 1959 in a black and white-striped swimsuit.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Got A Convict In The Family? You're Not Alone--So Do 45% Of All Americans [Video]Got A Convict In The Family? You're Not Alone--So Do 45% Of All Americans

Gizmodo reports the United States incarcerates more of its own citizens than any country in the world. In fact, a disturbing new study from Cornell University reveals 45% of all Americans have a family..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Marchers in Selma commemorate Marchers in Selma commemorate "Bloody Sunday"

Crowds gathered on Sunday to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment [Video]Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment

Kids recreate the Academy Award winning looks of Spike Lee, Regina King and others. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

How an Inclusive Church Works to End Black Queer Violence [Video]How an Inclusive Church Works to End Black Queer Violence

A Chicago pastor speaks on the reality of black queer violence and how to help curb it.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:03Published

Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders [Video]Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders

Gov. Tony Evers said a huge majority of people were in prison in Wisconsin for drug offenses, but the real numbers aren't even close.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

NASA Names Facility After Mathematician Katherine Johnson [Video]NASA Names Facility After Mathematician Katherine Johnson

According to Huffington Post, on Friday NASA officially renamed a West Virginia facility in honor of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician whose work for NASA in the 1960s inspired the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Watch Ruth E. Carter Make History As First African-American Woman To Win Oscar For Costume Design [Video]Watch Ruth E. Carter Make History As First African-American Woman To Win Oscar For Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter makes history as the first African-American person and first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. She won for her extraordinary work in "Black..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:48Published

Racist Newspaper Editor Replaced By African-American Woman [Video]Racist Newspaper Editor Replaced By African-American Woman

CNN reports an African-American woman replaced a publisher and editor who encouraged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again." Elecia R. Dexter replaced Goodloe Sutton, the Alabama newspaper's current..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Police say Smollett staged attack over ‘Empire’ salary [Video]Police say Smollett staged attack over ‘Empire’ salary

Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Delaware State Trooper Pulls Gun On Black Man For Speeding [Video]Delaware State Trooper Pulls Gun On Black Man For Speeding

Mack Buckley posted a video online of the moment a Delaware state trooper pulled a gun on him for speeding. Buckley who is African American wrote on the Facebook post that he was 'illegally detained,..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:42Published

Fox Addresses Rumor Jussie Smollett Being Written Off Empire [Video]Fox Addresses Rumor Jussie Smollett Being Written Off Empire

Jussie Smollett remains a cast member in the televised drama “Empire,” Fox Entertainment said on Wednesday, in a show of support for the actor after a report said he had staged an attack on himself..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Barack Obama Manages to Work in Michelle Obama in a Discussion About 'Being a Man' [Video]Barack Obama Manages to Work in Michelle Obama in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'

Former President Barack Obama teamed up with Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry to encourage the audience of young African-American men to focus on their own self-confidence as the path to true..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:52Published

Bernie Sanders Has Plans To Appeal To Minorities, Address Harassment [Video]Bernie Sanders Has Plans To Appeal To Minorities, Address Harassment

Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced his bid for 2020. Business Insider reports Sanders will be encouraged to address the sexual harassment allegations linked to his previous bid for the presidency. In..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released [Video]Men Arrested In Jussie Smollett Case Released

According to Newser, Chicago police released two Nigerian brothers on Friday, without pressing any charges. They were arrested on suspicion of attacking Empire actor, Jussie Smollett. Smollett, who is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Northam: 'I have learned from this' [Video]Northam: 'I have learned from this'

During an interview on CBS This Morning, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who has defied calls to step down over a racist yearbook photograph, said he is 'not going anywhere' and has 'learned from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Stacey Abrams Watched 'Doctor Who' Before State Of The Union Response [Video]Stacey Abrams Watched 'Doctor Who' Before State Of The Union Response

Comicbook.com reports democrat Stacey Abrams had a prepared response to Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Her solution? Watching Doctor Who. Abrams is the first African-American woman to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'Green Book' cast and crew reflect on film ahead of Oscars [Video]'Green Book' cast and crew reflect on film ahead of Oscars

Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and director Peter Farrelly talk about what makes 'Green Book' unique ahead of the Oscars. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speech [Video]Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speech

Former candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams lands a few jabs against President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address, while calling for an economic boost for working and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

African Americans Far More Likely To Die Of Heart Failure Than Whites [Video]African Americans Far More Likely To Die Of Heart Failure Than Whites

More African Americans--particularly women--are dying from heart failure. Sudden cardiac death is responsible for about 325,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, and occurs when the heart's electrical..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

GM Execs Meet With Lawmakers Over Racism Allegations At Ohio Plant [Video]GM Execs Meet With Lawmakers Over Racism Allegations At Ohio Plant

According to a report by Reuters, this week, senior executives from General Motors met with Ohio's two senators and other lawmakers on Capital Hill after African American employees sued the automaker..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

Cory Booker enters 2020 presidential race [Video]Cory Booker enters 2020 presidential race

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announced on Friday that he would seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, injecting more youthful energy to the expanding Democratic field...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Kamala Harris Leans On AKA And HBCU Connects To Start Campaign [Video]Kamala Harris Leans On AKA And HBCU Connects To Start Campaign

Democratic senator, Kamala Harris, announced her run for 2020 presidential run on Martin Luther King Jr. day at her former college—Howard University. And according to Politico, she's sparking off her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Fed Chair Powell on the "legacy of slavery"

Why is African-American unemployment nearly double that among whites? The Chair of the Federal Reserve has a theory
CBS News - Published

Sickle cell anemia patients react to breakthrough treatment

A cutting-edge clinical trial made a breakthrough in its effort to cure sickle cell anemia. The painful genetic disease affects about 100,000 Americans every year, mostly African Americans. On "60..
CBS News - Published

Atlanta becoming the new hub for black tech talent

Atlanta is emerging as the nation's black tech capital where one in four tech workers in the area is African American.
USATODAY.com - Published

Goodbye, Silicon Valley, hello, Atlanta: Black entrepreneurs part of new migration to South

Atlanta's black middle class, rich history of entrepreneurship and small but growing tech scene are drawing blacks weary of mostly white tech hubs.
USATODAY.com - Published

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