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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 phrase generally refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.


In Iowa, Pete Buttigieg addresses questions about low black support. Iowans are both trusting and skeptical.

As Buttigieg continues to receive little support among African American voters in national polling, he's getting more questions in Iowa. - Published

Does country music recognise its roots?

We speak to the most famous African American country music singer about the lack of diversity in the genre.
BBC News - Published

Videos for African Americans

Buttigieg's Support From Black Americans? There's Literally Nothing To It [Video]Buttigieg's Support From Black Americans? There's Literally Nothing To It

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is struggling to get support from African American voters. According to Politico, weakness among African Americans is shadowing him through the lead-up..

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Harlem brewer taps her African-American roots for flavor [Video]Harlem brewer taps her African-American roots for flavor

Celeste Beatty, one of the first African-American woman brewers in the United States, sees craft beer making as a way to reconnect with her roots.

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Bullied woman becomes 'first albino influencer' [Video]Bullied woman becomes 'first albino influencer'

A woman with albinism who was bullied mercilessly as a child is now carving a name as a successful model – dubbing herself “the first albino influencer” after racking up 20,000 Instagram..

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Cory Booker quits Democratic presidential primary race [Video]Cory Booker quits Democratic presidential primary race

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, an African-American candidate who had bemoaned the increasing lack of diversity in the Democratic presidential field, ended his White House campaign on Monday. Zachary Goelman..

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Harry and Meghan quit roles, shocking royals [Video]Harry and Meghan quit roles, shocking royals

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan say they'll quit their official roles, causing hurt and disappointment to the royal family, sources say. Lucy Fielder reports.

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What to Know About Kwanzaa [Video]What to Know About Kwanzaa

Here are some facts about the holiday that celebrates African heritage in African-American culture.

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African-American farmers: the uphill struggle against discrimination [Video]African-American farmers: the uphill struggle against discrimination

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'Seberg''s Kristen Stewart and director on Hollywood and politics [Video]'Seberg''s Kristen Stewart and director on Hollywood and politics

Kristen Stewart portrays fellow actress Jean Seberg in a new political thriller depicting how the FBI targeted the French New Wave star in the late 1960s because of her romantic and political links to

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Biden Maintains Huge Leads In South Carolina Poll [Video]Biden Maintains Huge Leads In South Carolina Poll

Joe Biden's campaign is teflon. Biden is still leading by double digits in the crucial early state. Other Democrats struggle to pick up African American support. An online poll conducted by YouGov and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published


US Navy honors Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller with first aircraft carrier named for an African American

The U.S. Navy named an aircraft carrier after an African American for the first time on Monday, honoring World War II hero Doris Miller. - Published

Navy Aircraft Carrier to Be Named for Black Pearl Harbor Veteran

Doris Miller was the first African-American sailor to receive the Navy Cross, for his bravery during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. - Published

Democrat Cory Booker drops out of 2020 presidential race

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, an African-American candidate who had recently bemoaned the increasingly lack of diversity in the Democratic presidential field, on Monday said he was ending his White House..
Reuters - Published

Biden most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among African American voters: poll

biden most preferred democratic presidential candidate among african american voters: poll
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is the most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among African American voters, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos national..
WorldNews - Published

Mamie Kirkland, Witness to an Era of Racial Terror, Dies at 111

She embodied the horrors of the African-American experience — lynchings, riots, the Ku Klux Klan — and worked to ensure that they never slipped from collective memory. - Published

First black woman to be a TV meteorologist, June Bacon-Bercey, remembered for being 'fierce advocate'

The family of groundbreaking African-American meteorologist June Bacon-Bercey has announced her death and unveiled a scholarship to honor her legacy. - Published

June Bacon-Bercey, groundbreaking African American meteorologist, dies

The family of groundbreaking African-American meteorologist June Bacon-Bercey has announced her death and unveiled a scholarship to honor her legacy. - Published

American rapper Ludacris becomes Gabonese citizen

An increasing number of African-American celebrities are taking up the nationality of African countries.
BBC News - Published

Psychologically, Is America’s Need To Suppress The Black Vote The New Lynching?

psychologically, is america’s need to suppress the black vote the new lynching?
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Right after the Republican Party purged 300,000 voters from the rolls in Georgia, mostly black, a top advisor for President Donald Trump’s re-election..
WorldNews - Published

Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, holiday travel: 5 things you need to know Thursday

Kwanzaa, a celebration of African and African American culture begins, and the stock market resumes trading. Plus, the best times to travel home. - Published

From Umoja to Imani, Kwanzaa has 'won the hearts and minds of African people around the world'

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of African and African-American culture that begins Dec. 26 and ends Jan. 1. - Published

Many Facial-Recognition Systems Are Biased, Says U.S. Study

Algorithms falsely identified African-American and Asian faces 10 to 100 times more than Caucasian faces, researchers for the National Institute of Standards and Technology found. - Published

Study Examines Why Black Americans Remain Scarce in Executive Suites

A new report, “Being Black in Corporate America,” outlines why diversity and inclusion efforts are falling short for African-American professionals. - Published

Protester interrupts event by Buttigieg supporters

An event by African-American supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in the Indiana city where he is mayor turned chaotic Wednesday night. (Dec. 5) - Published

Purdue president apologizes for calling black scholar 'rarest creature in America'

Two weeks after he told students an African American scholar was the 'rarest phenomenon,' Purdue President Mitch Daniels retracted his statement. - Published

Black students at Oxford University to get scholarships from black American tech entrepreneur

Arlan Hamilton, an African-American entrepreneur in the mostly white and male tech industry, hopes Oxford gift will inspire others to support black students. - Published

Buttigieg focuses on black voters in swing through South

In an interview with CBS News Sunday evening, Buttigieg said that this trip is part of an ongoing effort to boost his name identification among African-American voters
CBS News - Published

That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much

Especially if you’re African-American, according to a new study. - Published

Overlooked No More: Lillian Harris Dean, Culinary Entrepreneur Known as ‘Pig Foot Mary’

From a baby carriage on a Manhattan street corner, she sold Southern food to African-Americans who, like her, had moved to New York during the Great Migration. - Published

Police chief blasted over handling of aide's alleged racism

Assistant Chief Justin Newsom retired last month amid allegations he used the n-word to refer to African Americans
CBS News - Published

"Mobituaries": Reconstruction and the death of representation

In the years following Emancipation, African-Americans, many of whom were born into slavery, were elected to serve in Congress; their free exercise of participating in democracy was short-lived
CBS News - Published

Warren vows to 'fix' racial inequality as Democrats vie for black support

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to African-Americans on Thursday to use the powers of the federal government to address historic injustice and inequality, as she and other Democratic presidential..
Reuters - Published

William Loren Katz, Historian of African-Americans, Dies at 92

He documented the often overlooked contributions of black people in books for young adults, helping to refashion social studies curriculums across the country. - Published

Radar finds 145 graves buried under Florida school

Nearly all the people buried at the mid-20th Century paupers' cemetery were African Americans.
BBC News - Published

Tycoon Michael Bloomberg splashes out US$20m to register African American, Asian voters

tycoon michael bloomberg splashes out us$20m to register african american, asian voters
New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg starts new voter registration drive in fives states in the US. As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling..
WorldNews - Published

Georgia teen arrested for planning attack on black church

A 16-year-old high school student was arrested on suspicion of planning to attack black people at a predominantly African-American church in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, police said on..
Reuters - Published

Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk' - NY Times

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely..
Reuters - Published

A driving force in women's golf

At the Clearview Golf Course in East Canton, Ohio – the first golf course in the U.S. designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American – women are taking part in Clearview Hope, the first..
CBS News - Published

First African-American FBI agent finally gets recognition

There are no known photographs of James Wormley Jones, but there is a record of his hiring
CBS News - Published

Student debt weighs heavier on black borrowers, Fed says

African-American borrowers are particularly at risk as student debt around the U.S. continues to soar
CBS News - Published

Carrie Saxon Perry, Barrier-Breaking Mayor, Dies at 87

The first African-American woman to run a major New England city, Hartford, she died a year ago, but the death was reported only recently. - Published

Women find community, "peace of mind" in Double Dutch

Double Dutch was a go-to pastime for millions of African-American girls growing up in the '70s, '80s and '90s
CBS News - Published

Women find freedom and peace through Double Dutch club

In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Today, we are taking a trip down memory lane to the days when jumping double..
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court Hears Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast

Byron Allen, an African-American entrepreneur, says the cable giant discriminated against his company, Entertainment Studios Networks. - Published

Steven Reed, first African-American mayor of Montgomery, hopes MLK Jr. is "proud"

Steven Reed made history Tuesday when he was sworn in as the first African-American mayor to lead Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Jericka Duncan spoke..
CBS News - Published

Trump Reaches Out to Black Voters

The outreach may not expand the president’s meager support among African-Americans, but it appeared aimed at reassuring suburban white voters discomfited by his use of racist tropes. - Published

Trump looks to win over black voters ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump looked to win over African-American voters Friday as he launched a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta. Trump told the crowd Democrats have 'sabotaged you.. - Published

Trump courts black voters in Atlanta

President Trump spoke Friday in Georgia to launch the campaign initiative Black Voices for Trump, as he tries to make the case that his support among African Americans is strong, despite low approval..
CBS News - Published

Trump launches 'Black Voices for Trump' initiative

Trump and his launch a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta; expert says Trump only received about 9 percent of the African-American vote and that he's looking to mobilize.. - Published

A white restaurant manager was sentenced to 10 years for enslaving and beating a black man

A white restaurant manager in South Carolina was sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving and torturing an African American cook - Published

Trump, Pence, trying to win over African-American voters, to launch 'Black Voices for Trump' coalition in Atlanta

Trump is aiming to expand his support among African Americans ahead of 2020. Only 8% of African Americans cast their ballot for Trump in 2016. - Published

Is America a democracy? If so, why does it deny millions the vote?

is america a democracy? if so, why does it deny millions the vote?
Martin Luther King Jr marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 in protest of attempts by white legislators across the south to prevent African Americans from voting. At the time, black people..
WorldNews - Published

Black News Channel will launch broadcast in new year on Jan. 6, 2020

The Black News Channel, a 24/7 news offering, will launch in January 2020, offering programming culturally specific to the African American audience. - Published

Popeyes Sandwich Strikes a Chord for African-Americans

On social media and in interviews, many are saying the chicken sandwich comes across as authentically “black.” - Published

On This Day: 5 November 1956

In 1956, Nat King Cole became the first African American to host a US TV network show, with the debut of "The Nat King Cole Show." (Nov. 5) - Published

Free speech and the price of defamation

In 2016 an African American student from Oberlin College in Ohio, trying to use a fake ID to buy wine, was taken into custody by police. The arrest prompted demonstrations that accused the store's..
CBS News - Published

"Mobituaries": Who was the first African American major leaguer? Not Jackie Robinson

They made history. So, why don't we know their names?
CBS News - Published

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