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Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and t...

Migrant kids could end up in already strained foster system

Foster care advocates say the government won't likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care ...

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social ju...

'This Is America' seals Glover's rep as protest artist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Glover's new song "This is America" continues to draw praise, and some criticism, for its unflinching exploration of violence against African-Americans. The ...

At what point does crying 'lynching' trivialize the word?

WASHINGTON (AP) — R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kan...

Tech, social media companies lagging in hiring blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices — but when it comes time to hire, tech companies aren't looking to them. The National Urban League is h...

Tech companies not hiring blacks despite ownership rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans are among the top owners of mobile devices, but aren't being considered when it's time for social media and technology companies to hire. The Nati...

AP-NORC Poll: Blacks think civil rights goals unachieved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African-Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights moveme...

Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute." This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed...

Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him ...

Some NBA teams have played 'negro national anthem' at games

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several NBA teams have played what is known as the "negro national anthem" at games during Black History Month thanks in part to the urging of a retired Howard University professor. ...

UNITY shutting down at end of March

WASHINGTON (AP) — An umbrella organization for a group of minority journalists is shutting down. UNITY, Journalists for Diversity, announced Wednesday it would cease operations on Ma...

HBCU leaders meeting with business leaders at GOP event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of the nation's historically black colleges and universities are getting face time with representatives of companies like Google, Wal-Mart and Starbucks at this year's HBCU...

Survey: Most residents in struggling US areas respect police

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans living in struggling communities say they have respect for and confidence in the police who patrol their neighborhoods, according to a survey released Sunday....

Coates hopes 'Black Panther' hype transfers to comic book

WASHINGTON (AP) — As people gear up for the "Black Panther" movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel's Black Panther comic book, where he's booting up a massive oute...