African-Americans

FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, Alphonso David speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday, June 25, 2019, as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT-rights organization in the U.S. David will be the first African American to lead the HRC since its founding in 1980. He will be its seventh president, succeeding Chad Griffin, who has held the post since 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the U.S. David, 48, is the first African American to lead the...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, Alphonso David speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday, June 25, 2019, as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT-rights organization in the U.S. David will be the first African American to lead the HRC since its founding in 1980. He will be its seventh president, succeeding Chad Griffin, who has held the post since 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 25, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the new president of the largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the U.S. Forty-eight-year-old David is the first African American to lead the Human Rights...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 25, 2019 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a town hall community meeting, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg faced criticism from angry black residents at the emotional town hall meeting, a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 2:46 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor in South Bend, Indiana, is requesting a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer that has roiled the campaign of mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj). St. Joseph County...
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Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform "Old Town Road" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Lil Nas X brought country music flavor to the BET Awards on Sunday evening. In a video, the 20-year-old rapper and singer Billy Ray Cyrus rode on horses down...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters during the South Carolina Democratic Convention in Columbia, S.C. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 12:51 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state. Here are some takeaways as the primary contest shifts to the first debates this week...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 6:55 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous honor will be presented Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rapper is also nominated for...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 6:51 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at Sunday's BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous award will be presented at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. Hussle, who is also nominated for best hip-hop artist...
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Supporters of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker rally for the Democratic presidential hopeful ahead of Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry" on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 21, 2019 - 8:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:10 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is calling attention to the fourth anniversary of a massacre at a Charleston church where a white supremacist shot and killed nine black South...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Clinton Community College in Clinton, Iowa. Biden has sat atop the crowded Democratic presidential field from virtually the moment he joined the race. But his recent fumbles on abortion and race are a reminder that early front-runners often face the most intense scrutiny. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 20, 2019 - 11:11 pm
Joe Biden has sat atop the crowded Democratic presidential field from virtually the moment he joined the race, leading the polls, raking in money and campaigning with the air of an inevitable nominee. But his recent fumbles on abortion and race are a reminder that early front-runners often face the...
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