Race and ethnicity

President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success is the record low rate of black unemployment. But in some black communities, that victory seems hollow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for black...
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FILE - Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Rapper Kanye West speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, in Washington. It’s one of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in touting his administration’s success: The record low rate of black unemployment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The record low rate of black unemployment is one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in touting his administration's success. But while black employment may have improved, that hasn't translated into broader economic gains. That's partly because African-Americans...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead speaks during the presentation of the Italian edition of his novel "The Underground Railroad" at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Whitehead’s next novel "The Nickel" is another look at America's tragic past. The book, set in a brutal reform school in early 1960s Florida with students being beaten and sexually abused, is scheduled for release in July 2019. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP, File)
October 10, 2018 - 9:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's next novel after "The Underground Railroad" is another look at the country's tragic past. Whitehead's "The Nickel" is set in a brutal reform school in early 1960s Florida, Doubleday announced Wednesday. Scheduled for July 2019, the book is based on real events...
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October 09, 2018 - 1:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A senior Israeli cabinet minister sent a letter Monday to the University of Michigan president over campus incidents that the politician described as showing a "vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state." Naftali Bennett, the minister responsible for education and diaspora affairs,...
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October 08, 2018 - 2:44 pm
In a story Oct. 6 about the conviction of a white Chicago police officer in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, The Associated Press erroneously reported that another black teen, Michael Brown, was killed by a white officer in Missouri in August 2013. Brown was killed by the officer in...
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Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Mladen Ivanic casts his ballot at a polling station in Banja Luka, northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bosnians were voting Sunday in a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement the ethnic divisions of a country that faced a brutal war 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 07, 2018 - 6:25 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Bosnia's general election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A nationalist Bosnian Croat candidate seeking re-election to Bosnia's three-member presidency says he hopes the country's election leads to equality for all ethnic groups. Dragan Covic urged...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu smiles as he celebrates his 86th birthday in Cape Town South Africa. Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 87 years old in a hospital on Sunday Oct. 7, 2018, and birthday greetings poured in for the man once described by Nelson Mandela as "our voice of conscience." (AP Photo/Mark Wessels, File)
October 07, 2018 - 5:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 87 years old in a hospital on Sunday, and birthday greetings poured in for the man once described by Nelson Mandela as "our voice of conscience." Tutu, who has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, was admitted to a...
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A Latvian woman casts her ballot papers at a polling station in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Latvians were casting their ballots on Saturday in a parliamentary election in which a party catering to the Baltic nation's large ethnic-Russian minority is expected to win the most votes, but is seen to be struggling to find coalition partners. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
October 07, 2018 - 1:31 am
HELSINKI (AP) — An opposition party catering to the Latvia's large ethnic Russian minority is poised to win the Baltic nation's parliamentary election but it's expected to face difficulties in forming a coalition government. Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the European Union and NATO, chose...
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October 06, 2018 - 11:12 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A black man has been acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of a white man outside a bar in a case his attorney said stemmed from "ugly racism." Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday before acquitting Stephen Spencer of homicide, aggravated assault and...
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An elderly Latvian woman casts her ballot papers at a polling station in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Latvians were casting their ballots on Saturday in a parliamentary election in which a party catering to the Baltic nation's large ethnic-Russian minority is expected to win the most votes, but is seen to be struggling to find coalition partners. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
October 06, 2018 - 9:11 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvians were casting their ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election in which a party catering to the Baltic nation's large ethnic Russian minority is expected to win the most support but have trouble forming a coalition government. Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the...
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