Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Shonda Rhimes arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Partyin Beverly Hills, Calif. Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix include a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are developing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix include a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday...
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Mexican-American artist Ken Gonzales-Day is currently exhibiting his 2006 series "Erased Lynchings" at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Monday, June 25, 2018, a series of photographs of lynchings in which the victim has been digitally removed from the image. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is examining how people of color have been missing in historical portraiture. A new exhibit explores the diversity of victims of lynchings. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way. The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-...
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This June 27, 2018 photo shows civil rights activist James Meredith in Jackson, Miss. “I've been in the God business all my life,” Meredith says. “Ole Miss to me was nothing but a mission from God. The Meredith March Against Fear was my most important mission from God, until this one coming up right now: Raising the moral character up, and making people aware of their duty to follow God's plan and the teachings of Jesus Christ.” (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 20, 2018 - 11:21 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights...
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FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018 file photo, visitors view the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, R.I. The house where Parks sought refuge in Detroit after fleeing the South will be auctioned on July 26 in New York, with a minimum bid of $1 million. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for auction next week with a minimum bid of $1 million. Auctioneer Guernsey's plans to put the house up for auction July 26 in New York City, and has set a pre-...
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Former US President Barack Obama speaks during his town hall for the Obama Foundation at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
July 18, 2018 - 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth on Wednesday with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule...
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This June 13, 2018, photo shows death-row inmate Christopher Young outside death row during an interview at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution of Young, who was convicted of fatally shooting San Antonio convenience store owner Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in November 2004. He is scheduled to die Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)
July 17, 2018 - 9:21 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black. Christopher Young, 34, never...
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In this June 13, 2018, photo, death-row inmate Christopher Young holds a phone to his ear during an interview outside death row at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution of Young, who was convicted of fatally shooting San Antonio convenience store owner Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in November 2004. He is scheduled to die Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)
July 17, 2018 - 7:47 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas execution (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A 34-year-old Texas prisoner has been executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago. Christopher Young received a lethal injection...
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July 17, 2018 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying improvements are being made to address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or unsafe conditions while flying. NAACP President Derrick Johnson made the announcement at the NAACP's...
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 17, 2018 - 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in...
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