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Smithsonian, other institutions to get Ebony photo archive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is set to head to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and other ...

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

One hundred years ago, America suffered through one of the biggest outbreaks of racial violence against African Americans in its history, and few people know about it. Red Summer, as...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. ...

Lonnie Bunch to become new Smithsonian Institution leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founding director of the Smithsonian's museum about African American history will now lead the entire system of museums and parks. The Smithsonian Institution o...

National Urban League focusing on minority voting for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said Monday. This year's State of...

Poll: More Americans say Trump makes race relations worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows more than half of Americans say President Donald Trump has made race relations worse. Almost 3 out of 5 Americans, or 58%, say race relations in th...

More Americans say gov't spends too little helping blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record percentage of Americans — including growing percentages of whites, blacks, independents, Democrats and Republicans — say they believe the U.S. government doesn't spend enoug...

AP Explains: Racist history of blackface began in the 1830s

WASHINGTON (AP) — A racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page and a subsequent admission from his attorney general that he wore blackface in 1980 has roiled Virginia politics. The ph...

Star Trek's interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago, two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kisse...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first black woman to be credentialed to cover the White House is getting a statue in the Newseum. Alice Allison Dunnigan made history when she received White Ho...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achiev...

Black governor nominees become stars in bid for history

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. ...

History-making runs turn black governor nominees into stars

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. ...

Nike's Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes w...

Turning on Trump doesn't buy credibility for black Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president wh...