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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 term African American generally denotes descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest [Video]

Mahatma Gandhi's statue in US inaugurated again after being vandalised during protest

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration..

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Black lives honored at emotional BET Awards [Video]

Black lives honored at emotional BET Awards

Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event in the United States since nationwide mass protests broke out this month..

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Half Mast: Mississippi Takes First Step In Removing Confederate Symbolism From State Flag [Video]

Half Mast: Mississippi Takes First Step In Removing Confederate Symbolism From State Flag

Mississippi may no longer feature the Confederate battle emblem on its state flag. CNN reports the Mississippi state House of Representatives on Sunday passed a bill to remove from the state's flag the..

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Princeton Drops Woodrow Wilson's Name, Public Policy School [Video]

Princeton Drops Woodrow Wilson's Name, Public Policy School

June 27 (Reuters) - Princeton University is renaming its public policy school and Wilson College after concluding that U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies “make him an..

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson [Video]

NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA has named their headquarters after ‘hidden figure’ Mary W. Jackson NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday (24 June) the agency's HQ building in Washington, D.C., will be named..

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Public honors Rayshard Brooks at viewing [Video]

Public honors Rayshard Brooks at viewing

Mourners gathered on Monday for the public viewing of Rayshard Brooks, the Black man shot in the back by an Atlanta police officer outside a Wendy's.

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Hundreds gather in London for BLM protest [Video]

Hundreds gather in London for BLM protest

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through central London on Sunday as demonstrations continue nearly a month after the death of George Floyd.

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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast [Video]

Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast

Thousands marched in U.S. cities to mark Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year. Gavino Garay has more.

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Why Juneteenth has not yet become a national holiday in the US [Video]

Why Juneteenth has not yet become a national holiday in the US

Activists says the day celebrating the end of slavery is an opportunity to think about what freedom means for African Americans and all US citizensView on euronews

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Klobuchar pulls back from Biden's VP search [Video]

Klobuchar pulls back from Biden's VP search

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar effectively pulled herself from Joe Biden's search for a running mate on Thursday, saying the position should go to a woman of color instead. Gloria Tso reports.

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Celebrating Juneteenth amid BLM protests [Video]

Celebrating Juneteenth amid BLM protests

[NFA] Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over racial injustice. Matthew Larotonda has more.

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Atlanta cop charged with murder in death of Brooks [Video]

Atlanta cop charged with murder in death of Brooks

[NFA] A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks. Gavino Garay has more.

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Atlanta cop charged with murder in Brooks' death [Video]

Atlanta cop charged with murder in Brooks' death

[NFA] A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks. Gavino Garay has more.

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Atlanta cop charge with murder in death of Brooks [Video]

Atlanta cop charge with murder in death of Brooks

A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast-food..

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Juneteenth Is Being Observed by This Growing List of Companies [Video]

Juneteenth Is Being Observed by This Growing List of Companies

Juneteenth, which occurs annually on June 19th, has long been celebrated by Black Americans who recognise its 1865 origin as the end of slavery in the United States.

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Gianna Floyd thanks Kanye West for setting up college fund [Video]

Gianna Floyd thanks Kanye West for setting up college fund

Gianna Floyd - the six-year-old daughter of murdered African American man George Floyd - has taken to Instagram to thank Kanye West for setting up a fund to cover her college education.

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Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

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Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit [Video]

Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit

Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard..

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Dallas Fed Chief: Systemic Racism Is Hindering US Economic Growth [Video]

Dallas Fed Chief: Systemic Racism Is Hindering US Economic Growth

In the United States, the fastest-growing demographic groups are African Americans and Latinx. And according to Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan, systemic racism targetting those groups..

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Nicki Minaj And Tekashi 6ix9ine Release New Single Called 'Trollz' [Video]

Nicki Minaj And Tekashi 6ix9ine Release New Single Called 'Trollz'

Nicki Minaj and Tekashi 6ix9ine teamed up to create music together and are releasing a single called “Trollz.” According to CNN, a portion of proceeds from the song will go to a charity called..

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