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.
Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Garner, whose father died in a fatal police chokehold in 2014, thanked New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill on Monday for firing accused officer Daniel Pantaleo...
Starting 2020, Illinois public school will be required to include LGBTQ history in their curriculums. According to the Huffington Post, Gov. J.B. Pritzer signed House Bill 246 on August 9th, 2019. The..
Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of work for more than 800 days. But he says he's never stopped being ready to play football, CNN reports. Kaepernick has not played..
A black protester interrupted Donald Trump in Virginia, after the president claimed he was hearing praise from African-Americans over his racially-charged comments about the city of Baltimore. Zachary..
President Donald Trump says he's "the least racist person there is," as he doubles down on his criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings and the Baltimore community he serves. "I've done for African-Americans..
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Lawmaker says the high court has made unjust rulings throughout American history, including ones that sanctioned racial segregation and decreed that African Americans were not U.S. citizens CBS News - Published
In the third Democratic presidential debate, the ten candidates showed a clear divide between the party's political center and its left wing. It was the first time all the top Democrats in the race.. CBS News - Published
Democrats are working to advance gun bills in Congress in an effort to pressure Republicans and the White House in the wake of several deadly mass shootings. The country's largest and best known gun.. CBS News - Published
Survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church can sue the U.S. government over its alleged negligence in allowing Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine African-Americans, a.. Reuters - Published
In the 2016 presidential election, millennial turnout increased for nearly every racial group -- except for black millennials. Arisha Hatch, managing director of campaigns at the racial justice group.. CBS News - Published
The New York Times' "1619 Project" marks 400 years since the first African slaves were brought to the U.S. and explores the continuing impact on the nation today. City College of New York professor.. CBS News - Published
The New York Police Department on Monday fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, an African American, while trying to arrest him in 2014 as Garner repeatedly said "I can't.. Reuters - Published
The daughter of a man killed by a gunman targeting African Americans in a Kentucky supermarket is speaking out about her legal fight to change the store's gun policy. A gunman last October killed two.. CBS News - Published
Many African Americans have difficulty accumulating savings in part because they lack access to mainstream financial services like banking, a new study on the contributing factors to the U.S. racial.. Reuters - Published
Democratic leaders say African-Americans are deeply engaged in this election, but President Trump is also targeting them with Facebook ads. How they react may well determine his future. NYTimes.com - Published
Rep. Will Hurd, the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives, says he's done with Congress. Danny Weiss, the former chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a senior.. CBS News - Published
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, the only African American Republican in the House, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election. Hurd narrowly won reelection in 2018 in Texas' 23rd district. 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 feud between President Trump and one of the most prominent African-Americans in Congress, Rep. Elijah Cummings, comes just two weeks after the president attacked four congresswomen of color. Mr... CBS News - Published
President Donald Trump on Sunday said disparaging comments he made about a prominent African-American lawmaker and his Baltimore district were not racist and, without citing any evidence for his claim,.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump was speaking hyperbolically when he lashed out at a prominent African-American lawmaker by calling his district "disgusting, rat and rodent infested," his acting chief of staff.. Reuters - Published
President Trump is under fire after an attack on another prominent African American member of Congress. This time, the president lashed out at House Democrat Elijah Cummings. It's the latest in a.. CBS News - Published
Four million images that are considered to be the most valuable documentation of 20th century African American history will soon have a new home. The winning bid for the images, which were taken for.. CBS News - Published
Former Vice President Joe Biden is going on the offensive after being criticized by the two leading African American candidates in the Democratic primary, Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. CBSN's.. CBS News - Published
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
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