Kat Stafford, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in Detroit alone. → Read More

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city. So when the 29-year-old Black mother of two thinks about what's at stake in the November presidential election,… → Read More

Biden makes push for voters on National Black Voter Day

DETROIT (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign unveiled a series of nationwide digital events Friday targeting Black voters in swing states — a strategic move to further energize the key demographic as the race heads into its final weeks. The virtual events, which will commemorate Friday's inaugural National Black Voter Day, will begin with a voter registration and early… → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd's death a "disgrace" and momentum built around policing reform.But by Labor Day, the prospects for federal legislation have evaporated. And Trump is seeking to leverage the violence that… → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

Americans have protested for almost four-straight months, but prospects for federal-level police reform have evaporated as the election nears. → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd’s death a “disgrace” and momentum built around policing reform. But by Labor Day, the prospects for federal legislation have evaporated. […] → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd’s death a “disgrace” and momentum built around policing reform. But by Labor Day, the prospects for federal legislation have evaporated. […] → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

The three-month summer stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd's death a “disgrace" and momentum built around policing reform. But by Labor Day, the prospects for federal legislation have evaporated. → Read More

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'

WASHINGTON>> Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years → Read More

'How dare we not vote?' Black voters organize after D.C. march

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tears streamed down Brooke Moreland's face as she watched tens of thousands gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to decry systemic racism and demand racial justice in the wake of several police killings of Black Americans. But for the Indianapolis mother of three, the fiery speeches delivered Friday at the commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and… → Read More

Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates began highlighting → Read More

Thousands expected at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Thousands are expected at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.… → Read More

Thousands expected at March on Washington commemorations – 95.5 WSB

Civil rights advocates will on Friday highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom → Read More

How Black Women Cleared a Path for Harris to Be the VP Pick

The political legacy of Black women will take center stage as California Sen. Kamala Harris prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s vice presidential... → Read More

How Black women cleared a path for Harris to be the VP pick

DETROIT (AP) — When Hazel Dukes stepped onto the Democratic National Convention stage in 1972 to second Shirley Chisholm's presidential nomination, it amounted to more than history. It was a moment of hope. The legacy of Chisholm, who famously said she was "unbossed and unbothered," was cemented that day as the first Black woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. → Read More

Kamala Harris' selection as vice president resonates with Black women

Harris' boundary-breaking potential serves as an affirmation of the growing power of voters of color, according to nearly a dozen interviews with political strategists, potential voters and activists. → Read More

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

For many Black women, Sen. Kamala Harris' selection as Joe Biden's running mate represents a full-circle moment after fighting for generations to have their voices heard and political aspirations recognized → Read More

Kamala Harris' Selection as VP Resonates With Black Women

For many Black women, Sen. Kamala Harris’ selection as Joe Biden’s running mate represents a full-circle moment after fighting for generations to have their... → Read More

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics. So when Joe Biden named Harris on Tuesday as his running mate — making her the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket — Cochran wasn't just struck by the history. → Read More