Race and ethnicity

November 11, 2019 - 12:17 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1981 file photo, Weather Underground member Katherine Boudin is led from Rockland County Courthouse in New City, New York, by sheriff's officers. Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals Kathy Boudin and his father, David Gilbert, sent to prison for murder when he was a baby, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night, Nov. 9, 2019 after four days of ballot counting determined he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus. (AP Photo/Handschuh, File)
November 10, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday...
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November 09, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has sent a letter to Comcast executives in which she accuses the company of trying to "dismantle" a law barring racial discrimination. The letter released Saturday from the Rev. Bernice King addresses a $20 billion lawsuit from comedian...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit in Los Angeles. A battle is emerging between presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Harris for the support of black women, the Democratic Party’s most loyal and consistent voters. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
November 09, 2019 - 5:29 am
Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Culinary Union members cheer as they rally in support of Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and other Democratic candidates at the culinary union hall in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, night in Las Vegas before one of the most powerful political forces in Nevada, the Culinary Union. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 08, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Friday night before one of the most powerful political forces in Nevada, the Culinary Union. Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the 60,000-member group of housekeepers, bartenders, porters and others that...
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Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference at City Hall after Mayor Lori Lightfoot officially announced he would be Chicago's interim police superintendent, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Beck's name surfaced as a possible interim superintendent even before Eddie Johnson made his expected announcement that he was stepping down after more than three years as superintendent and more than 30 years with the department. Johnson, 59, will remain with the department until the end of the year, Lightfoot said. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 3:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he is retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the launch of "Black Voices for Trump," at the Georgia World Congress Center, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely white crowds and asked black voters to consider, "What the hell do you have to lose?" Trump offered that same message Friday as he launched a black voters coalition in Atlanta, Georgia. While Trump's campaign...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives to speak during the launch of "Black Voices for Trump," at the Georgia World Congress Center, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 08, 2019 - 1:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's outreach to black voters (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans. Trump says...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia, third right, reads the court's verdict at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands. The United Nations' highest court on Friday, Nov. 8 says it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine that alleges Russia breached treaties on terrorist financing and racial discrimination by arming rebels in eastern Ukraine and reining in the rights of ethnic Tartars and other minorities following its annexation of the Crimea. The court's president, Abdulqawi Yusuf, says the ruling was limited to jurisdiction and does not address the merits of Ukraine's complaints in the case.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
November 08, 2019 - 8:35 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a legal victory for Kyiv, the United Nations' highest court ruled Friday that it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine alleging that Russia breached treaties on terrorist financing and racial discrimination in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The decision by the...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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November 07, 2019 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book...
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