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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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West Point 2019 class the most diverse in school history

West Point’s graduating class will make history this weekend. The group includes the largest number of African American women in the prestigious U.S. military academy’s 217 years. West Point says..
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says gun violence is a "public health crisis"

Chicago's historic new mayor is taking on political corruption as her first official act. Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order Monday that curtails the power of Chicago's city council members...
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Videos for African Americans

Sanders proposes education policy overhaul [Video]Sanders proposes education policy overhaul

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black..

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Professors Lose Deanship Of Harvard Dorm For Defending Controversial Client [Video]Professors Lose Deanship Of Harvard Dorm For Defending Controversial Client

A Harvard law professor and his Harvard law lecturer wife won't be allowed to continue as dead as a residential house on campus. According to Reuters, the move came when Ronald Sullivan Jr, and his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Filmmaker John Singleton dead at 51 [Video]Filmmaker John Singleton dead at 51

John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed film "Boyz n the Hood" died on Monday at the age of 51, days after he suffered a major stroke. Freddie Joyner reports.

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Dragging death killer executed in Texas [Video]Dragging death killer executed in Texas

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed..

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The royal baby gets people talking about race [Video]The royal baby gets people talking about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is even more..

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Ceremony marks 20 years since Columbine massacre [Video]Ceremony marks 20 years since Columbine massacre

A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminated on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in..

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27 possible graves found on FL reform school grounds [Video]27 possible graves found on FL reform school grounds

A contractor carrying out pollution cleanup near Florida's highly-controversial shuttered Dozier Reform School for Boys discovered 27 "anomalies" in March it described as "possible graves." Gavino..

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N. Carolina: Two Arrested Over Vandalism Of African American Monument [Video]N. Carolina: Two Arrested Over Vandalism Of African American Monument

Reuters reports Police on Monday arrested two people over the vandalism of a memorial to slaves and African American workers who helped build the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thie..

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2020 Dems court black voters at NYC event [Video]2020 Dems court black voters at NYC event

Democratic presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris were some of the many candidates who spoke at Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action..

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Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw Goes On Epic Rant [Video]Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw Goes On Epic Rant

(CNN)Muffet McGraw is in her ninth Final Four as Notre Dame's head women's basketball coach. She has won two national championships, including a thriller last season. On Thursday in Tampa, she spoke..

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Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post [Video]Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church's highest U.S. position, looking to end a disturbing trend after the two previous men..

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Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C. [Video]Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C.

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new head of the Catholic Church in Washington D.C. The 71 year old becomes the first..

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Black, Gay Woman Elected Chicago Mayor [Video]Black, Gay Woman Elected Chicago Mayor

On Tuesday, former Assistant US Attorney Lori Lightfoot was elected as the first African-American woman to be mayor of Chicago. With many of the mayoral candidates promising they would fire current..

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Chicago Set To Elect First Black Woman As Mayor [Video]Chicago Set To Elect First Black Woman As Mayor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two African-American women running for mayor, with the winner of the historic vote inheriting a city steeped in..

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West Point's class of 2019 includes historic number of African-American women

West Point also projects a record number of hispanic female graduates in the Class of 2019, which is set to include the academy's 5,000 female grad.
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