Kat Stafford, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black voters' choices

Biden addressed the controversy during a conference call Friday afternoon. → Read More

Biden Says He Was Too ‘cavalier’ About Black Trump Backers

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he “should not have been so cavalier” in comments in which he suggested African Americans who back... → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Pandemic especially tough on people of color

People of color have not only been hit harder by the deadly coronavirus, but they're also bearing the brunt of the pandemic's financial impact. → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Pandemic especially tough on people of color

People of color have not only been hit harder by the deadly coronavirus than have Americans overall, but they’re also bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s financial impact → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Pandemic especially tough on people of color

People of color have not only been hit harder by the deadly coronavirus than have Americans overall, but they’re also bearing the brunt of the pandemic's financial impact, according to a recent survey from the The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Pandemic especially tough on people of color

People of color have not only been hit harder by the deadly coronavirus than have Americans overall, but they’re also bearing the brunt of the pandemic's financial impact, according to a recent survey from the The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. → Read More

Biden pressed to choose a black woman as his running mate

DETROIT — After a devastating start to the Democratic primary, Joe Biden's campaign was revived when black voters in South Carolina and throughout the South overwhelmingly sided with him. Now that he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, black voters and leaders are pressing for him to pick a black woman as his running mate.Biden launched a committee last week to begin vetting possible… → Read More

Biden pressed to choose a black woman as his running mate

DETROIT (AP) — After a devastating start to the Democratic primary, Joe Biden's campaign was revived when black voters in South Carolina and throughout the South overwhelmingly sided with him. Now that he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, black voters and leaders are pressing for him to pick a black woman as his running mate. Biden launched a committee last week to begin vetting possible… → Read More

In Detroit, grief runs deep as city grapples with COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Detroit — the nation’s largest black city, the birthplace of distinctive soulful music and black cultural significance — grieves collectively. → Read More

In Detroit, grief runs deep as city grapples with COVID-19

In Detroit more than 8,500 cases and 912 deaths have been reported. → Read More

Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Biden's White House bid

DETROIT (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation's influential black political leadership. The political action committee's unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key nods of support among its leadership and members, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and caucus… → Read More

Racial Toll of Virus Grows Even Starker as More Data Emerges

As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s deadly toll on black Americans, leaders are demanding a reckoning of systemic policies they say have made many... → Read More

Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of "structural racism."Biden's Medium post on Thursday said he is joining Democratic congressional members Ayanna Pressley, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and others… → Read More

Mother of 4 who died of coronavirus was 'the queen' of Detroit-style ballroom dancing

A known figure in Detroit’s vibrant ballroom dance and social scene, Laneeka was hospitalized around March 14. She died a little over a week later. → Read More

As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions

NEW YORK — On the day after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic, Joe Ferguson was given a batch of court-ordered evictions to carry out in his job as constable in Tucson, Arizona.He knocked on doors in the majority Hispanic community of South Tucson, told residents to gather personal effects, clothing, medications and pets, and watched as some families became… → Read More

As Virus Grips Nation, Advocates Move to Halt Evictions

President Donald Trump has announced a package that he says includes “immediate relief to renters and homeowners” by suspending evictions and foreclosures... → Read More

Chairwoman of Congressional Black Caucus endorses Joe Biden

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus has endorsed Joe Biden for president, an influential nod of support that could bolster his 2020 Democratic campaign. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The endorsement by Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California on… → Read More

Dems look to Michigan primary as testing ground for November

DETROIT (AP) — Ask Arlene Williams about President Donald Trump's promises to bring back auto industry jobs that have evaporated across Michigan and she'll point with irony to the Chevy Blazer. General Motors is now remaking the iconic American SUV after a lengthy hiatus — but building parts of it in Mexico and elsewhere overseas. “These are some of the staple brands and yes, they're back,” said… → Read More

Black voters power Joe Biden's Super Tuesday success

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign spent the past month on the verge of collapse after disappointing finishes in the overwhelmingly white states that launched the Democratic primary. As he watched the turmoil unfold from Gadsden, Alabama, Robert Avery thought the race would change dramatically when it moved into the South."He knows us, he cares about us," the 71-year-old community… → Read More

Black Voters Powered Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday Success

Black voters propelled Joe Biden to huge victories in the South on Super Tuesday, giving his campaign a momentous boost and cementing his front-runner status in... → Read More