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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.
Nation Sep 28Asians will become largest U.S. immigrant group in 2055, study finds
WASHINGTON — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study.
Politics Sep 19Black Lives Matter movement won’t endorse a presidential candidate
The Black Lives Matter network will skip a presidential endorsement but keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United States, one of the group's founders says.
Nation Sep 16Census: Poverty numbers stay just about the same
WASHINGTON — The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.
Nation Aug 05Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly
A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason.
Nation May 20Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore
The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering the vehement reaction that the earlier protests got from police, politicians and some members of the public.
Nation Apr 04National survey shows whites more likely to approve of police hitting citizens
Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color,…
Nation Mar 26Florida has 6 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.
Nation Mar 06Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons
WASHINGTON — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America’s living rooms as never before.