African-Americans

July 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail has been sentenced to six months of home detention. Anthony Scott Lloyd also was sentenced Monday to three years' probation and 100 hours of community service. The 45-year-old...
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In this Sept. 22, 2009 file photo, a police officer, top right, watches migrants in the camp known as the "Jungle" in Calais, northern France. President Donald Trump's recent lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe is echoing rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through transformative demographic changes that makes some of the white majority uncomfortable. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, file)
July 14, 2018 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May 2018. The apology Wednesday, July 11, 2018, comes after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza chain's marketing firm broke ties with the company afterward. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain's logo and he remains the company's largest shareholder. The situation illustrates the difficulty when companies are closely tied to a single...
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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, swears in London Breed as San Francisco's new mayor, outside City Hall, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in San Francisco. Breed, the first African-American female mayor of San Francisco, made history as she took the oath of office, vowing to help drug users and the homeless in a city that has come to embody extreme wealth and poverty. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
July 11, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first black female mayor of San Francisco made history Wednesday as she took the oath of office and outlined an ambitious to-do list to make a city known for immense wealth but also homelessness more prosperous for all. In her inauguration speech, London Breed promised to...
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This photo shows the locked gate of the Glenridge Community Pool in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, July 6, 2018. Adam Bloom, a white man who challenged a black family's use of a gated pool in a North Carolina neighborhood, has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board - he's also lost his job. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 6:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a gated pool in a North Carolina neighborhood has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, the Mountain View Officers' Club, built in 1942, is shown, at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. The structure is the last of over 14,000 wooden structures built at the fort to house, train,and care for black soldiers preparing for World War II. Once slated for destruction, efforts are now underway to restore the building to its WWII condition. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney canceled his Tuesday night performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, protesting the event's ties to a show on slavery performed by whites. The black entertainer criticized the festival for supporting "SLAV," a theatrical...
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July 02, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars is standing by an officer at a Connecticut post who was convicted years ago of crimes involving bigotry as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Scott E. Palmer, senior vice commander of Post 591 in Wallingford, was among several Klansmen arrested as a...
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FILE – In this June 22, 2018, file photo, demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge during an evening rush hour march that began in downtown Pittsburgh. The fatal police shooting of Rose as he fled during a traffic stop on June 19, is the first in the Pittsburgh area in the Black Lives Matter era, and it is galvanizing residents who say they’ve been frustrated for too long. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 01, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station. Over the next several days, outraged protesters took over thoroughfares, disrupted rush hour...
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This undated photo provided by the Kingsland Police Department shows Officer Zechariah Presley. Presley was in jail on Thursday, June 28, 2018, charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office, after state investigators said he fatally shot a black man who was running away from him on June 21. (Kingsland Police Department via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 5:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A white Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man had only been on the job a year and a half. But during that time, he'd already earned one suspension for using his personal vehicle in a high-speed chase and — after a black resident complained to the police —...
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