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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 phrase generally refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

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Tyra Banks proud to break down walls for African American models [Video]

Tyra Banks proud to break down walls for African American models

Tyra Banks is proud to have broken barriers for black models since becoming the first African America woman to walk for Victoria's Secret in 1997.

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Biden's Michigan campaign joined by Booker and Harris [Video]

Biden's Michigan campaign joined by Booker and Harris

Seeking a decisive win in the Michigan primary, Joe Biden was joined onstage in Detroit on Monday (March 9) by two former Democratic presidential rivals, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, in the latest..

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Sen. Cory Booker endorses Biden as leader 'to beat Donald Trump' [Video]

Sen. Cory Booker endorses Biden as leader 'to beat Donald Trump'

New Jersey Democratic senator and former presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday endorsed his one-time rival, Joe Biden, as the best person to lead the Democratic party in the 2020 presidential..

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Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders [Video]

Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders

Jesse Jackson announced his endorsement for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential campaign Sunday morning. "With the exception of Native Americans, African Americans are the people who are most..

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Sanders ditches South for Midwest [Video]

Sanders ditches South for Midwest

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday brushed off criticism after he cancelled a trip to Mississippi and decided instead to head to the Midwest saying, "I cannot be in every..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:32Published
Sanders ditches Mississippi to focus on Michigan [Video]

Sanders ditches Mississippi to focus on Michigan

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday brushed off criticism after he cancelled a trip to Mississippi and decided instead to head to the Midwest saying, "I cannot be in every..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
Biden's Super Tuesday surge reshapes Democratic race [Video]

Biden's Super Tuesday surge reshapes Democratic race

The search for a Democrat to challenge Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election narrowed on Wednesday to a choice between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, who staged a comeback in..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:47Published
'The establishment are all those hard-working, middle-class people' -Biden [Video]

'The establishment are all those hard-working, middle-class people' -Biden

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday addressed a question by a reporter, who asked if "the establishment was trying to defeat Bernie Sanders."

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Resurgent Biden challenges front-runner Sanders [Video]

Resurgent Biden challenges front-runner Sanders

Bernie Sanders was looking to cement his lead in the Democratic U.S. presidential race as the biggest round of voting got underway on Tuesday, while his main rival Joe Biden aimed to muscle aside..

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Biden wins backing of ex-rivals Buttigieg, Klobuchar [Video]

Biden wins backing of ex-rivals Buttigieg, Klobuchar

Joe Biden was poised to win the support of two former Democratic presidential rivals on Monday, Senator Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, strengthening his stance as a moderate..

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Klobuchar rally canceled after protesters storm stage [Video]

Klobuchar rally canceled after protesters storm stage

Protesters took over the stage at a Minnesota campaign rally for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Sunday, forcing organizers to cancel the event. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Buttigieg quits 2020 race ahead of Super Tuesday [Video]

Buttigieg quits 2020 race ahead of Super Tuesday

Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, saying he no longer saw a chance of winning. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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South Carolina win gives Biden campaign new life [Video]

South Carolina win gives Biden campaign new life

Former vice president Joe Biden secured a convincing win in South Carolina's Democratic primary on Saturday (February 29), resurrecting his campaign to take on Donald Trump for the presidency.

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Biden Projected Winner In South Carolina [Video]

Biden Projected Winner In South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to win the South Carolina’s Democratic primary. According to Reuters, a large quantity of black voter support propelled Biden to the finish line. Sen. Bernie..

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Biden Wins The African American Vote In South Carolina [Video]

Biden Wins The African American Vote In South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t do well at first in the 2020 presidential race but South Carolina brought him back. According to Edison Research, Biden won the support of the state’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
U.S. House passes federal anti-lynching bill [Video]

U.S. House passes federal anti-lynching bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of designating lynching a federal hate crime.

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Jim Clyburn To Endorse Joe Biden [Video]

Jim Clyburn To Endorse Joe Biden

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden. According to Politico, Clyburn is the highest ranking African American in Congress. Pressure to endorse Biden grew..

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Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges [Video]

Actor Smollett denies renewed hoax charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of..

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Democratic rivals take aim at billionaire Bloomberg [Video]

Democratic rivals take aim at billionaire Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg unveiled new ads aimed at boosting his standing with black Americans as his primary rivals attacked his record on race and his free-wheeling political..

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Presidential campaign "the fight of my life" -Biden tells supporters [Video]

Presidential campaign "the fight of my life" -Biden tells supporters

Sensing a disappointing result in Tuesday's primary, Biden left New Hampshire for South Carolina where he told a crowd of supporters that they have not yet heard from a vast majority of the nation and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published
Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime [Video]

Actor Smollett indicted again for staging hate crime

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

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