African Americans

Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

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

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It was 22 years after Alan Shepard’s first space trip that the U.S. sent a person of color up.
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The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up..
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An autopsy determined that Sadie Roberts-Joseph died of "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation"
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She founded the city’s African-American history museum. The police called her death “a heinous act.”
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Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old..
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Nathan "Nearest" Green was the first African American master distiller in the country
Credit: CBS News - Published 4 days ago

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - whose campaign has been dogged by accusations of systemic racism in his city..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

African Americans have the most to lose from Postal Service cuts and the most to gain from innovative reforms that help the poor, like postal banking.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 5 days ago

Who exactly suffers when a sneaker company pulls a style? How does it compare with the pain of African Americans to see a symbol of slavery?
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Studies have shown that facial recognition software can return more false matches for African-Americans than for white people, a sign of what experts call..
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A small African-American community has existed less than 10 miles from the president’s former plantation for generations. Only recently has the full extent of..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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