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O'Rourke debate guests are black men who kneeled for anthem

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 k...

AP Interview: Mayor Pete Buttigieg's straight talk on race

Pete Buttigieg has a message for white liberals who decry racism: "Good intentions are not going to be enough." The Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor i...

AP Interview: Kamala Harris on race and electability in 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kamala Harris can't forget the older black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state's 2008 caucus. ...

Kamala Harris proposes $100B in homeownership assistance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is proposing $100 billion in federal grants to pay for down payment and closing costs. She says her plan would help cl...

Warren pitches executive orders on race, gender pay gap

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if elected president, she would sign executive orders aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color, punishing compan...

Biden lands 2020 endorsement from Atlanta Mayor Bottoms

The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bo...

Democratic panel to open debate on reparations for slavery

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade's absence, the case for reparations is returning to Capitol Hill, this time amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party about what the country might ow...

Speaker stuns Morehouse grads, to pay off $40M student debt

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at $40 ...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during ...

Kamala Harris says AG Barr representing president, not US

DETROIT (AP) — Capping a week in which her testy exchange with Attorney General William Barr went viral, Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday told a crowd of thousands gathered at a dinner hosted by the count...

White presidential candidates face 'woke litmus test'

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching in...

2020's missing issue? Criminal justice gets little mention

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on h...

Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

In the two months since Jussie Smollett reported a late-night attack by assailants shouting racial and anti-gay slurs, the "Empire" actor and activist went from victim to defendant. Police and many in...

Battling over voting rights, Dems, GOP have 2020 in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every election year, there's heated talk about voter access and suppression. This year congressional Democrats are hoping to make it a top-tier political fight. The...

Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are visiting one of America's seminal civil rights sites to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement....