African American

University of Pennsylvania Law School
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John McDevitt
October 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Minority law student groups at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the dismissal of a professor who they say is offensive. The students claim professor Amy Wax has been delivering remarks that are racist, bigoted and homophobic over the years.
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Fraternity members suspended over Emmett Till photo
July 26, 2019 - 10:11 am
By Nicole Chavez and Jamiel Lynch, CNN (CNN) — Three white University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity after a photo showing them posing with guns in front of a sign memorializing Emmett Till surfaced earlier this week. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division...
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston.
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April 25, 2019 - 6:57 am
By Juana Summers and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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A group of teenagers are learning about the African-American struggle for freedom and equality this summer at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 18, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some local teenagers are participating in an unconventional two-week summer camp in Center City. It might look like summer school to some, but these students are gladly delving into historical research with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's History Makers Camp...
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Streching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine and vibrant music attracts thousands of people to the Odunde Festival.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 10, 2018 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest African-American street festival in the country returned to Center City Sunday, embracing a time to celebrate and learn about African culture. Stretching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine, art, clothing and...
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