African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term was coined to refer to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.
At the Clearview Golf Course in East Canton, Ohio – the first golf course in the U.S. designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American – women are taking part in Clearview Hope, the first.. CBS News - Published
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely..
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will seek the Democratic nomination for president, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to run against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, he said in a..
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday praised the late Elijah Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who "stood against..
U.S. lawmakers came together on Thursday to remember Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings who died last week. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised the civil rights champion with Senator Chuck..
In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Today, we are taking a trip down memory lane to the days when jumping double.. CBS News - Published
Steven Reed made history Tuesday when he was sworn in as the first African-American mayor to lead Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Jericka Duncan spoke.. CBS News - Published
The outreach may not expand the president’s meager support among African-Americans, but it appeared aimed at reassuring suburban white voters discomfited by his use of racist tropes. NYTimes.com - Published
President Donald Trump looked to win over African-American voters Friday as he launched a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta. Trump told the crowd Democrats have 'sabotaged you.. USATODAY.com - Published
President Trump spoke Friday in Georgia to launch the campaign initiative Black Voices for Trump, as he tries to make the case that his support among African Americans is strong, despite low approval.. CBS News - Published
Trump and his launch a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta; expert says Trump only received about 9 percent of the African-American vote and that he's looking to mobilize.. USATODAY.com - Published
In 2016 an African American student from Oberlin College in Ohio, trying to use a fake ID to buy wine, was taken into custody by police. The arrest prompted demonstrations that accused the store's.. CBS News - Published
In this web exclusive, author Ta-Nehisi Coates ("Between the World and Me") talks of being summoned to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama, and of his mixed feelings over the first.. CBS News - Published
The Justice Department confirmed this week that, based on unspecified "new information," it is re-opening the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago who was kidnapped.. CBS News - Published
Artist Dox Thrash (1893–1965), who attended night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago while working as an elevator operator, revolutionized printmaking in the 1930s by pioneering a completely new.. CBS News - Published
Fifty-two-year-old South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Senate from the Deep South in more than a century, and the only African-American Senator who is a.. CBS News - Published
Racism was a chilling fact of life that, in 1936, inspired "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide to businesses that welcomed African American travelers who faced being turned away or threatened in a.. CBS News - Published
In this web exclusive, Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha.. CBS News - Published
In the years following the Civil War known as Reconstruction, newly-freed African American men could finally vote, and would be elected to represent Southerners in Congress. But it was a period that.. CBS News - Published
Born into slavery around 1853 in rural Alabama, Bill Traylor worked as a sharecropper for nearly five decades after the Civil War and Emancipation. But in his 80s, without work and homeless in.. CBS News - Published
Morley Safer reports on the growing debate over whether the U.S. government and corporations should pay reparations to African-Americans for their unpaid labor as slaves. Some say the government owes.. CBS News - Published
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to launch his presidential campaign in the coming days. In the 2016 Democratic presidential race, Sanders struggled to match the support Hillary Clinton received.. CBS News - Published
As Democratic presidential candidates debate in Detroit, President Trump is keeping up his attacks on Baltimore. Mr. Trump has spent the past few days criticizing the city and Maryland Democratic Rep... CBS News - Published
A new CBS News Battleground Tracker finds former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have the strongest support from African American Democrats in early voting states. Maya King, a.. CBS News - Published
John Conyers, a liberal Democrat who was the longest-serving African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving for more than half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 90. Reuters - Published
Republican President Donald Trump opened a forum on criminal justice reform in South Carolina on Friday touting his support for sweeping reforms that he hopes will help him pick up more votes among.. Reuters - Published
Mourners lined up early on Thursday to pay their respects to the late Representative Elijah Cummings, a powerful legislator and civil rights activist who became the first African-American to lie in.. Reuters - Published
An exhibition in New York City by the artist whose painting of Michelle Obama became a sensation features portraits of everyday models, and captures the private, inner lives of African Americans... CBS News - Published
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been called the “African-American family emergency plan.” He’s been by the side of many people seeking justice, including the families of Tamir Rice, Michael.. CBS News - Published