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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, ...

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimi...

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and right...

AP Exclusive: Birmingham mayor backing Biden for president

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions ...

Harris exit points to hurdles facing minority candidates

Kamala Harris cloaked her presidential campaign in the promise of becoming the first black woman in the White House. That wasn't enough for donors and supporters, including black voters. ...

Home-state skepticism of Kamala Harris foretold trouble

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the ...

‘I know Joe’s heart’: Why black voters are backing Joe Biden

After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden’s past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationshi...

Analysis: Warren has a plan to win support from black women

ATLANTA (AP) — Winning black female voters? On Thursday night in Atlanta, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed she has a plan for that. The Massachusetts senator has built a top-tier campaig...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. ...

Deval Patrick takes nascent 2020 campaign to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 De...

Buttigieg visits Morehouse in effort to build black support

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg will speak at Morehouse College on Monday as he tries to expand his appeal among black voters who are critical to winning the Democratic presidential primary. ...

Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on Pr...

Abrams’ group aims to reach Georgia voters who may be purged

Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization is aiming to reach Georgia voters who could be purged from the state’s election rolls as soon as next month. Fair Fight Action is mobilizing...

Harris, Warren compete for support from black female voters

Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. ...

Trump campaign launching black outreach effort for 2020

WASHINGTON (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?" Fou...