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Feud escalates between Trump and Rep. Cummings

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...
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Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker

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,..
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Trump's comments on black lawmaker hyperbole, not racism: top aide

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..
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'Better to have a few rats than to be one': Baltimore Sun responds to Trump insults of its city

"Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics," The Baltimore Sun's editorial board wrote.
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Trump under fire after lashing out at Elijah Cummings

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..
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Winning bid for Ebony and Jet magazine photo archives comes in at $30 million

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..
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Biden fires back at Harris and Booker after being criticized over race

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..
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Bette Midler calls African American Trump supporters 'blackground,' is slammed as 'racist'

Bette Midler is facing backlash after suggesting that President Donald Trump paid African American supporters to add "blackground" to his rally.
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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
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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..
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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.
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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.
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Death of African American history museum founder ruled a homicide

An autopsy determined that Sadie Roberts-Joseph died of "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation"
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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.”
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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..
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"Uncle Nearest" honors slave who taught Jack Daniel to make whiskey

Nathan "Nearest" Green was the first African American master distiller in the country
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Democrat Buttigieg unveils plan to fight racism in America

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - whose campaign has been dogged by accusations of systemic racism in his city as he struggles to gain support from..
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Actor Danny Glover: My parents proudly worked for the US Postal Service. Don't destroy it.

African Americans have the most to lose from Postal Service cuts and the most to gain from innovative reforms that help the poor, like postal banking.
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My black, disadvantaged students live with racism. They don't need to see it on sneakers.

Who exactly suffers when a sneaker company pulls a style? How does it compare with the pain of African Americans to see a symbol of slavery?
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As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents, a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias

Studies have shown that facial recognition software can return more false matches for African-Americans than for white people, a sign of what experts call “algorithmic bias.”
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James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.

A small African-American community has existed less than 10 miles from the president’s former plantation for generations. Only recently has the full extent of their relationship been revealed.
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Biden's support from black voters cut in half after debate: Reuters/Ipsos 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..
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Democrats defend Kamala Harris after "birther" tweet gains traction

Democrats came to Sen. Kamala Harris' defense after Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a conservative commentator, who claimed Harris was "not an American Black." Joe Biden said the "same forces of hatred" led..
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White Mississippi man who burned a cross near the home of black residents has been charged

A man faces federal charges in a 2017 cross burning outside the home of African American residents in a small Mississippi town.  
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The American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features exhibits like George Washington's tent, a piece of the original North Bridge from Concord,..
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Inside the Museum of the American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features a look at how the war changed life for African Americans and Native Americans
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Inside the memorial to victims of lynching

Oprah Winfrey reports on the Alabama memorial dedicated to thousands of African American men, women and children lynched over a 70-year period following the civil war.
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Why angry residents blasted Pete Buttigieg at a town hall

A fatal police shooting has highlighted long-standing tensions between the police department and the city's African American community
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NBA to phase out using "owner' to describe majority stakeholders

The change was made due to concerns that the term "owner" can be viewed as racially insensitive in a league where the vast majority of players are African American
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Black mothers who've lost children to gun violence turn to public service

Gun violence in the U.S. results in tens of thousands of deaths every year. So far this year more than 6,800 people have died in shooting incidents. According to Gun Violence Archives that includes at..
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Pete Buttigieg facing criticism after police shooting of African American man

South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced his constituents at a tense town hall Sunday afternoon following the fatal shooting one week ago of Eric Logan, an..
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Buttigieg faces off with residents in tense, raw South Bend town hall

The South Bend mayor and presidential candidate has been addressing the police shooting of an African American man last Sunday
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‘The Black Vote Is Not Monolithic’: 2020 Democrats Find Split Preferences in South Carolina

Though many African-Americans in South Carolina have favored Joseph R. Biden Jr. they are taking a hard look at several other candidates and considering all issues, not just race.
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Kavanaugh: Attorney was "relentless, determined" to keep African Americans off Curtis Flowers' jury

The Supreme Court has sided with Curtis Flowers, a man who was tried six times for the same quadruple murder by the same prosecutor. The justices ruled in favor of his jury discrimination case on..
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Pete Buttigieg lays out his agenda for black America. Will it be enough?

Buttigieg’s challenge, in part, is to raise issues that might affect large swaths of African Americans but relate to them as individuals.
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Man arrested in slaying of transgender woman found in lake

Police in Dallas have said they are concerned about a string of attacks on African-American transgender women
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Supreme Court tosses Mississippi murder conviction of black inmate

The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction of Curtis Flowers, a black man in Mississippi, after they say a prosecutor made a conscious effort to keep African Americans off the jury...
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Buttigieg briefly returns to the campaign trail after police shooting

Buttigieg had returned to South Bend on Sunday after a white police officer shot an African American man
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On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations

The writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testified during a House Judiciary Committee hearing about government reparations for African-Americans.
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Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations

A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans.  
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Read the Ta-Nehesi Coates Testimony on Reparations

The writer argued that African-Americans were exploited by nearly every American institution, before and after slavery ended.
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At Raucous Reparations Hearing, Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell

Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation “for something that happened 150 years ago.”
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Nomadness Travel Tribe creates safe space for black travelers

Nomadness Travel Tribe is the New Age, international roadmap for African-American travelers
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover to testify in Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations

A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans
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Pete Buttigieg’s Complicated History With the Police and African-Americans

Mr. Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail this week after a police officer in South Bend shot and killed a black man. Here’s some context.
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Curtis Anthony says his coworkers left a noose on his desk and urinated on his chair. Now he's suing Boeing

Curtis Anthony claims Boeing “allowed an atmosphere of racial hostility and harassment towards African Americans" to exist.  
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The Subject at the White House Was Criminal Justice.The Subtext Was the Election.

It remains to be seen how President Trump can capitalize on his support for the First Step Act, as his advisers have told him to do, to appeal to African-American and moderate white voters.
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NASA renames street "Hidden Figures Way" to honor black female mathematicians

For decades, the three African-American mathematicians whose efforts ultimately helped put men on the moon received little recognition for their contributions to the space program. On Wednesday, NASA..
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Hidden Figures Way: Street in front of NASA headquarters renamed for pioneers

The street outside of NASA's D.C. headquarters has been renamed "Hidden Figures Way" to honor African American women who overcame adversity.
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To Avoid Bias, Prosecutors Try Hiding a Suspect’s Race When Filing Charges

Prosecutors in San Francisco, concerned about the disproportionate number of African-Americans in jail, are trying to reduce the potential role of race in charging decisions.
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