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Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

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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.

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Walmart accused of racial discrimination by warehouse workers with records

Nearly 200 African Americans lost their jobs due to background checks after the retailer took over a distribution center
CBS News - Published

New video emerges of controversial police shooting

Body camera footage of a white Louisiana police officer fatally shooting an African American man who had threatened a store clerk leads the man’s family to renew calls for legal action against the..
USATODAY.com - Published

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Dragging death killer executed in Texas [Video]Dragging death killer executed in Texas

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr. in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times is scheduled to be executed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

The royal baby gets people talking about race [Video]The royal baby gets people talking about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is even more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:33Published

Ceremony marks 20 years since Columbine massacre [Video]Ceremony marks 20 years since Columbine massacre

A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminated on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

27 possible graves found on FL reform school grounds [Video]27 possible graves found on FL reform school grounds

A contractor carrying out pollution cleanup near Florida's highly-controversial shuttered Dozier Reform School for Boys discovered 27 "anomalies" in March it described as "possible graves." Gavino..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

N. Carolina: Two Arrested Over Vandalism Of African American Monument [Video]N. Carolina: Two Arrested Over Vandalism Of African American Monument

Reuters reports Police on Monday arrested two people over the vandalism of a memorial to slaves and African American workers who helped build the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thie..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

2020 Dems court black voters at NYC event [Video]2020 Dems court black voters at NYC event

Democratic presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris were some of the many candidates who spoke at Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw Goes On Epic Rant [Video]Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw Goes On Epic Rant

(CNN)Muffet McGraw is in her ninth Final Four as Notre Dame's head women's basketball coach. She has won two national championships, including a thriller last season. On Thursday in Tampa, she spoke..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post [Video]Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church's highest U.S. position, looking to end a disturbing trend after the two previous men..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C. [Video]Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C.

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new head of the Catholic Church in Washington D.C. The 71 year old becomes the first..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Black, Gay Woman Elected Chicago Mayor [Video]Black, Gay Woman Elected Chicago Mayor

On Tuesday, former Assistant US Attorney Lori Lightfoot was elected as the first African-American woman to be mayor of Chicago. With many of the mayoral candidates promising they would fire current..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Chicago Set To Elect First Black Woman As Mayor [Video]Chicago Set To Elect First Black Woman As Mayor

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two African-American women running for mayor, with the winner of the historic vote inheriting a city steeped in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Many 2020 Dems Back Reparations β€” But What Does It Mean? [Video]Many 2020 Dems Back Reparations β€” But What Does It Mean?

Many candidates have embraced the renewed attention on reparations, but none have explicitly endorsed cash transfers to the descendants of slaves.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 05:01Published

Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online [Video]Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online

The shooting of two New Zealand mosques is the latest attack to spread violence and extremism online.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:06Published

Study Finds U.S. Air Pollution Is Caused By White Consumers But Minorities Suffer More [Video]Study Finds U.S. Air Pollution Is Caused By White Consumers But Minorities Suffer More

According to a new peer-reviewed study, U.S. air pollution is disproportionately caused by white consumers, but minorities are burdened most by the emissions. Reuters reported that on average,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Life in plastic remains fantastic as Barbie turns 60 [Video]Life in plastic remains fantastic as Barbie turns 60

Barbie is turning 60 years old on March 9, six decades after she was first unveiled at the New York Toy Fair in 1959 in a black and white-striped swimsuit.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Got A Convict In The Family? You're Not Alone--So Do 45% Of All Americans [Video]Got A Convict In The Family? You're Not Alone--So Do 45% Of All Americans

Gizmodo reports the United States incarcerates more of its own citizens than any country in the world. In fact, a disturbing new study from Cornell University reveals 45% of all Americans have a family..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Marchers in Selma commemorate Marchers in Selma commemorate "Bloody Sunday"

Crowds gathered on Sunday to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment [Video]Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment

Kids recreate the Academy Award winning looks of Spike Lee, Regina King and others. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

How an Inclusive Church Works to End Black Queer Violence [Video]How an Inclusive Church Works to End Black Queer Violence

A Chicago pastor speaks on the reality of black queer violence and how to help curb it.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:03Published

Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders [Video]Gov. Evers Makes Inaccurate Claim About Drug Offenders

Gov. Tony Evers said a huge majority of people were in prison in Wisconsin for drug offenses, but the real numbers aren't even close.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

 

Britain's Obama moment? What Harry and Meghan's baby says about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is, if anything,..
Reuters - Published

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