African-Americans

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative assembly at Jamestown, on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2019 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming a groundswell of African American support in response to his comments denigrating Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and the congressman's majority-black Baltimore district, despite polling showing consistently negative numbers. Speaking to...
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FILE - In this June 28,1968 file photo, presidential candidate, former Alabama Gov, George Wallace arrives in Boston. If President Donald Trump making racism a cornerstone of his reeleciton campaign sounds familiar, that’s because another presidential candidate did the same half a century ago. And George Wallace saw the strategy resonate with many. Wallace was elected governor of Alabama in 1962 and declared, “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.” (AP Photo, File)
July 30, 2019 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump putting race at the forefront of his re-election campaign rings familiar, that's because another White House hopeful did the same half a century ago — and saw the strategy resonate with many Americans. George Wallace was elected governor of Alabama as a...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, speaks during a candidates forum at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 30, 2019 - 5:05 am
When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says there was nothing racist about his weekend tweets calling Congressman Elijah Cummings' Baltimore-area, majority-black district a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Now Trump is trying to deflect the accusations of racism by labeling the prominent black congressman as racist himself and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 29, 2019 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Top White House aid Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, July 28, 2019 defended President Donald Trump's disparaging tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district as a justified response to the lawmaker's criticism of administration border policies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 28, 2019 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card." Trump assailed Rep. Elijah...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:05 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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In this July 23, 2019, photo, auto repairman Terrance Holmes is interviewed in Detroit. When Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2008 and 2012, there was no question that Holmes would vote for the first black president. But as he helped fix cars at a repair shop on Detroit's west side, he recalled his ambivalence about the 2016 campaign. He hasn't paid much attention to the early Democratic primary and didn't know that two high-profile black candidates are running. But he vowed to help vote President Donald Trump out of office in 2020, regardless of which Democrat emerges as his challenger. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 26, 2019 - 2:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2008 and 2012, there was no question that Terrance Holmes would vote for the first black president. But as he helped fix cars this week at a repair shop on Detroit's west side, he recalled his ambivalence about the 2016 campaign. "I just didn't...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, left, Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., and Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, is joined by Kenneth Irvine Chenault, right, CEO and Chairman of American Express, at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. The new owners of the Ebony and Jet photo archive, Darren Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, promised on Thursday, July 25, 2019, to donate the more than 4 million prints and negatives from the iconic black magazines to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Getty Research Institute. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 25, 2019 - 11:35 pm
The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn since the images, including photos of Emmett Till in 1955 after he was killed and ones...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, left, Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., and Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, is joined by Kenneth Irvine Chenault, right, CEO and Chairman of American Express, at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. The new owners of the Ebony and Jet photo archive, Darren Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, promised on Thursday, July 25, 2019, to donate the more than 4 million prints and negatives from the iconic black magazines to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Getty Research Institute. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 25, 2019 - 11:34 pm
The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn since the images won't be in the hands of an African American-owned entity. The Ford...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters. The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn the fact that the prints won't fully be in the hands of an African American-owned entity. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence...
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