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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 phrase generally refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

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Protests spread across the U.S. Friday, fueled by outrage over George Floyd's death and years of police violence against African Americans. The white Minneapolis..
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In his first formal remarks on the death of a black Minneapolis man, Joseph Biden spoke in stark terms about the everyday indignities African-Americans still..
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In his first formal remarks on the death of a black Minneapolis man, Joseph Biden spoke in stark terms about the everyday indignities African-Americans still..
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Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Karen Bass, says she will be supporting legislation to combat racism against African Americans. The move comes in the wake..
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Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across..
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The decision comes amid criticism that the American military is harsher in dispensing punishment to African-American officers than to their white counterparts.
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Sharon Fason used to accompany her mother to their south Chicago polling place every Election Day as a little girl, watching as she joined their African-American..
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Six years after, Eric Garner first uttered the fateful words, "I can't breathe," African Americans are still choking on injustice.
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The Democratic-controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to investigate systemic police misconduct following a spate of..
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Breonna Taylor's boyfriend tried to stand his ground, but got charged with a crime instead.
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Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral.
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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against a white police officer shown on a bystander's video pressing his..
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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on authorities to criminally charge a white police officer who knelt on an African-American man's neck shortly..
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The sister of an African-American man who died shortly after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with a knee to the neck called for justice on..
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The sister of an African-American man who died shortly after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with a knee to the neck called for justice on..
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A white woman has been fired from her job and denies accusations of racism. Christian Cooper recorded Amy Cooper in New York City's Central Park, calling police..
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Denouncing "racism of any kind," a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an..
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A white woman has apologized after a video went viral showing her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African- American man who asked her politely to..
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Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.
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Joe Biden declared he "should not have been so cavalier" on Friday when he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald..
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