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African Americans

Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term African American generally denotes descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

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June 19, 1865, did not deliver African Americans from slavery. Dec. 6, 1865, did, writes Robert Hill, a Pittsburgh-based communications consultant.
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In the wake of a wave of killings of Black Americans by police, unions and civil rights groups will stage a nationwide walkย out to demand change.
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Wednesday: Michael V. Drake is the first Black president in the 152-year history of the U.C. system.
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Joe Biden has touted his record supporting the African American community. But young Black voters want to see more from Biden.
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Dr. Michael V. Drake was selected Tuesday as the first Black president in the 152-year history of the University of California system.
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Across the U.S., Black people have reported incidents of alleged hate crimes and violent backlash as Black Lives Matter has gained broad support.
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The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has..
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Ideally officers would never need to take anyone's life. But the data on police killings doesn't support reducing or abolishing law enforcement.
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