African-Americans

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks watches players warm up during NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Wilks is the new head football coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that the 48-year-old Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 22, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Steve Wilks is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and chances are he won't tread meekly into his new job. "Steve's personality is as an aggressive guy," his ex-boss, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, said. Wilks, 48, spent last season as defensive coordinator of the...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A black man shot by a police officer who mistook him for a thief as he tried to unlock his own truck has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Dallas suburb where the shooting happened and the since-fired officer. Lyndo Jones, who was injured in the November shooting, filed the...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:57 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student who repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media is being investigated by the school's student conduct office, a university spokesman confirmed Wednesday. In the first Instagram video, the young woman uses a racial slur for...
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January 16, 2018 - 4:31 pm
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college will investigate allegations that fans attending basketball games yelled racial slurs toward black players on the opposing team from Kansas. North Arkansas College President Randy Esters says the school plans to investigate. He says if the...
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Ava DuVernay poses in the press room with the award for the entertainer of the year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the San Luis Beltran church on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
January 16, 2018 - 7:17 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING ------------------------- DOCTOR-SEXUAL-ASSAULT — Sports doctor Larry Nassar will face dozens of his assault victims. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Hearing...
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Ava DuVernay accepts the award for the entertainer of the year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 6:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...
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Ava DuVernay arrives at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 15, 2018 - 11:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards, announced Monday night in Pasadena, California: Entertainer of the year: Ava DuVernay FILM Motion picture: "Girls Trip" Actor, motion picture: Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out" Actress, motion picture: Octavia Spencer, "Gifted" TELEVISION Comedy...
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January 15, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are investigating whether soul food featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes. A two-year study based at the University of South Carolina is trying to learn what happens then ingredients are changed in ways...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy, left, gathers with community leaders to discuss gun violence in Chicago at a press conference accompanied by, from left, Chicago Alderman Rick Munoz, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Rev. Paul Jakes, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago. Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 3:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece...
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