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Nation Oct 06Where do Trump and Clinton stand on race and policing?
The relationship between minority communities and majority-white police forces is turning into one of the most visible civil rights issues of this age.
Nation Jul 08Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting
Activists say black gun owners are often treated differently than white gun owners to a sometimes fatal degree.
Nation May 28Presidential race shows deep-seated strife toward minorities
From ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray, violence seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail.
Nation May 17Report: How Black America has changed in 40 years
WASHINGTON — African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first "State of Black America" report came out 40…
Nation May 12Millennials may eventually shift public opinion on slavery reparations
More than half of millennials questioned say they are willing to at least consider the idea of paying reparations to the descendants of slaves, the Associated Press reported.
Politics Jan 25Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers in 2015, survey finds
WASHINGTON — Only 14 percent of state legislators are minorities, according to a report released on Monday.
Politics Nov 28Many African-Americans see two sides to Ben Carson
For many African-Americans, the vast majority of whom are Democrats, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics…
Politics Nov 05Ben Carson stands by statement that Egyptian pyramids built to store grain
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain — not as tombs for pharaohs.
Politics Nov 04New report reveals half of black millennials know victim of police violence
Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.
Politics Oct 10Renewed call of ‘Black lives matter’ at 20th anniversary of Million Man March
Black men from around the nation returned to the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for changes in policing and in black communities.