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Is Trump racist? 2020 Democrats are split on the question

There's a growing debate among Democratic White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing President Donald Trump as racist. Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells The Associated Press that ...

2020 Dems back idea of reparations for descendants of slaves

Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of Calif...

Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in US

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is rejecting calls to step down after a scandal erupted over yearbook photo of someone in blackface and another person in a Klan robe. Many African-Americ...

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues...

George H.W. Bush's legacy on racial issues: It's complicated

George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. ...

In Georgia, black voters see echoes of voter suppression

ATLANTA (AP) — When Barbara Williams arrived at the Pittman Park Recreation Center just before noon on Election Day to cast her vote, she saw a line so long that the end wasn't in sight. ...

Out of many, several firsts elected across country

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tu...

Final stretch of campaigns dominated by race

The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race. In Florida, accusations of racism are p...

Race dominates debate in final stretch of campaigns

Candidates from both major parties are grappling with race less than two weeks before the midterms. From New York to Florida, dog-whistle politics are showing up in ads and attacks f...

Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to ...

Playing Trump's game in culture war a losing Dems' strategy

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to ...

Trump's boasts ring hollow in some black communities

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 ...

In black neighborhoods, Trump's economic boasts ring hollow

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 empl...

Chicago verdict raises hope of police being held accountable

A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. Jason Va...

Black rural voters could be key to Democrats eyeing Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — The Black Belt's overlap with Trump country could factor into the elections across the South next month. In Georgia, black rural voters could be especially ...