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African Americans: Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry
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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Pete Buttigieg courts black church leaders in Bible Belt

CBS News spoke with black pastors in South Carolina about the challenges Buttigieg faces in wooing African-American voters in the South
CBS News - Published

Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing

An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he..
Reuters - Published

Videos for African Americans

Civil rights activist found dead in trunk of car [Video]Civil rights activist found dead in trunk of car

Police in Louisiana are investigating the presumed slaying of prominent civil rights activist and historian Sadie Roberts-Joseph after her body was found in the trunk of her car. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Biden's support from black voters cut in half: poll [Video]Biden's support from black voters cut in half: poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the early front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has lost support among African-Americans after taking heat on racial issues during the party’s..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Biden's Support From Black Voters Drops [Video]Biden's Support From Black Voters Drops

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the early front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. However, after a terrible debate performance, he has lost support among African-Americans...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Donald Trump Jr. Shares Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris' Identity [Video]Donald Trump Jr. Shares Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris' Identity

Donald Trump Jr. recently shared a tweet claiming Sen. Kamala Harris isn’t a black American. The tweet accuses Harris of “robbing American Blacks” because she is born from immigrant parents...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Rights groups sue Florida over felon 'poll tax' [Video]Rights groups sue Florida over felon 'poll tax'

Florida’s Republican governor on Friday signed a bill to restore the voting rights for felons who have served their time but he wants them to pay all fines and restitution before casting a ballot, a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

House holds hearing on slavery reparations [Video]House holds hearing on slavery reparations

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on reparations for slavery.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

Beyonce's mom hopes Beyonce's mom hopes "Lion King" themed art gala raises millions for charity

Tina Knowles Lawson, the mother of music superstar Beyonce, hosted a 'Lion King' themed charity art gala on Saturday night (June 1) with her husband, actor Richard Lawson. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Here Are the 18 African-American Astronauts

It was 22 years after Alan Shepard’s first space trip that the U.S. sent a person of color up.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ebony Memories: A Photo Treasury

The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up hidden away.
NYTimes.com - Published

Death of African American history museum founder ruled a homicide

An autopsy determined that Sadie Roberts-Joseph died of "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation"
CBS News - Published

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, Baton Rouge Community Leader, Is Found Dead in Homicide

She founded the city’s African-American history museum. The police called her death “a heinous act.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Body of beloved civil rights leader found in trunk of car

Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the..
CBS News - Published

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