African American

Paula Williams Madison hosted industry friends at screening of her autobiographical documentary, "Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China which traces her family's roots from Jamaica to China, on Feb. 8, 2014  in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision for Panther PR/AP Images)

Police Commissioner Paula Madison embraces her multicultural heritage

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With a documentary and a book about her cross- cultural roots about to be released, Los Angeles Police Commission Vice President Paula Madison today introduced several members of the Chinese side […]

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March 15, 2013: Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby

NEW YORK (AP) — An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney’s family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate’s adopted, African-American grandson. […]

12/31/2013

Brothers Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson, left, and Phil Robertson from the popular A&E series "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

In ‘Duck Dynasty’ hometown local loyalty prevails

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana […]

12/23/2013

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Urban schools improving faster than rest of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

Aug. 14, 1936, Jesse Owens competes in one of the heats of the 200-meter run at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. (AP Photo/File)

Jesse Owens’ Olympic medal up for auction

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there’s a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic […]

12/02/2013

Dennis Hess shows a video recording of a person he believes stole from his farm stand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Litiz, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In God we trust, maybe, but not each other

WASHINGTON (AP) – You can take our word for it. Americans don’t trust each other anymore. We’re not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall […]

11/30/2013

Home Depot apologizes for racist tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Home improvement maker Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and […]

11/08/2013

Barneys New York department store (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Barneys case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it […]

10/29/2013

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Calif. high-speed rail begins search for artifacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backhoes have begun digging up a parking lot in downtown Fresno in search of an underground network of tunnels and other artifacts from the Chinatown neighborhood that lies in the path […]

10/21/2013

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Film critic’s analysis of African American directed movies

The much talked about and anticipated movie “12 Years a Slave” opened strong in limited release at the weekend box office. Lee Daniels’ The Butler is another recent film featuring an African American cast that’s […]

10/21/2013

Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr." session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS)

Charting 5 centuries of African American history

NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in […]

10/21/2013

University of South Carolina archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West shows the diploma earned by Richard Theodore Greener on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Black scholar’s post-Civil War diploma discovered

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two rare documents from a fleeting time after the Civil War when the University of South Carolina first admitted African-American students and faculty have gone on display. A law school diploma […]

10/15/2013

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