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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, while some recent black immigrants or their children may also come to identify as African American or may identify differently.

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The Black Republican Trump Called 'My African-American' Is Trump's No Longer [Video]

The Black Republican Trump Called 'My African-American' Is Trump's No Longer

In June, 2016, Gregory Cheadle attended a rally by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in Redding, California. Cheadle stood out as a Black Republican, and even more so since Trump referred to him..

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Regina King makes history at the Venice Film Festival [Video]

Regina King makes history at the Venice Film Festival

The Oscar-winning actress became the first African-American woman to direct a film selected for the festival.

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Halle Berry Calls Historic Oscar Win A Heartbreak [Video]

Halle Berry Calls Historic Oscar Win A Heartbreak

Halle Berry made history when she became the first African American to win the best actress Oscar. This was in 2002 for her role in "Monster's Ball", reports CNN. Since then, things haven't exactly..

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Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate' [Video]

Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate'

Empty pedestals, where statues of Confederate soldiers once stood, have stirred debate over who and what should replace them. Black sculptors and historians hope the aftermath will give communities..

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Sunday protests remain mostly calm after nightfall [Video]

Sunday protests remain mostly calm after nightfall

Protests continued Sunday night across the United States but the flare-ups in violence and police clashes were largely absent, though 15 protesters were arrested in Portland. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Bodycam released of DC police shooting Black man [Video]

Bodycam released of DC police shooting Black man

Video shows the shooting of young Black man Deon Kay, which had sparked protests in the area.

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Local man honors hero with flag run [Video]

Local man honors hero with flag run

Local man honors hero with flag run

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Trump plans visit to Kenosha amid protests [Video]

Trump plans visit to Kenosha amid protests

[NFA] Democratic officials, including Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, accuse Donald Trump of fanning the flames of violence as the president plans to visit a city roiled by protests. This report..

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Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests [Video]

Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests

[NFA] Protests over the police shooting of an African-American man turned deadly after gunshots rang out and video showed a man with a rifle firing at a crowd trying to pursue him. This report produced..

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COVID-19 Highlights Racial Inequality In Life Expectancy [Video]

COVID-19 Highlights Racial Inequality In Life Expectancy

If COVID-19 kills an additional 1 million White Americans, the numbers will match a grim stat. It would reduce their average life expectancy to levels seen by Black Americans. However, these number are..

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Wisconsin DOJ to probe police shooting of Black man [Video]

Wisconsin DOJ to probe police shooting of Black man

[NFA] The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, an African-American man who appeared to be unarmed and was shot multiple times in the back by..

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Jay-Z And Pharrell Join Forces For New Song 'Entrepreneur' [Video]

Jay-Z And Pharrell Join Forces For New Song 'Entrepreneur'

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z are drawing attention to the plight Black Americans face. "The New American Revolution," is described as "a special project ... that examines America's oppressive past -- "..

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Kamala Harris Speaks On Her Background At DNC [Video]

Kamala Harris Speaks On Her Background At DNC

Sen. Amy Klobuchar previews tonight's history-making VP speech by Kamala Harris. 'Every little girl and boy in America, especially African Americans, Indian Americans, they're going to look at that..

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Does Race Change COVID Death Rates? New Study Says No. [Video]

Does Race Change COVID Death Rates? New Study Says No.

White Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 are just as likely to die from the disease as Black Americans. This is according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open, reports UPI. Just over 23%..

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Trump needs suburban voters, but their needs shift [Video]

Trump needs suburban voters, but their needs shift

[NFA] The Republican president's re-election bid may hinge on winning suburban voters who revolted against his party two years ago. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Michelle Obama leads attack on Trump at DNC [Video]

Michelle Obama leads attack on Trump at DNC

Former First Lady Michelle Obama capped off the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday, where a parade of high-profile speakers took President Donald Trump to task for his..

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Floyd's brother holds moment of silence at DNC [Video]

Floyd's brother holds moment of silence at DNC

At the start of the virtual DNC on Monday, Philonise Floyd, brother of the late George Floyd, hosted a moment of silence for Black Americans who lost their lives at the hands of police officers. "Let's..

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African Americans return home to escape racism [Video]

African Americans return home to escape racism

Hundreds are migrating to Ghana and Senegal to escape the racial tensions and the divisive politics in the US.

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Vikram Chandra on Kamala Harris making India proud, other top stories [Video]

Vikram Chandra on Kamala Harris making India proud, other top stories

Kamala Harris made India proud as she was chosen by Democratic party presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate. Harris will be the first Black woman and African American nominated for Vice..

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'Historic day for Indian community': Kamala Harris' uncle on her being selected as US VP candidate [Video]

'Historic day for Indian community': Kamala Harris' uncle on her being selected as US VP candidate

Indian-origin Kamala Harris is being selected as Democratic candidate for United States Vice President. Speaking on it, her maternal uncle said, "Our family feels happy. My sister, her mother, would..

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Vista Equity Partner CEO talks race, COVID [Video]

Vista Equity Partner CEO talks race, COVID

Vista Equity Partners founder Robert Smith, who according to Forbes is the wealthiest African-American, discusses the fight for social and economic justice, creating better opportunities for minority..

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From Anand Mahindra to Priyanka Chopra, Indians celebrate Senator Kamala Harris' democratic nomination as VP

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'Palestinian lives matter': Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels

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Japan's NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans

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Anti-racism protesters clash with police in Paris

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Bail raised to $1.25 million for former police officer in George Floyd death

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