Keisha Lance Bottoms.
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The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.
Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Mary Norwood will face off in December.
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Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
A man changes a flag to half-staff near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
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Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
Silent protest parade in New York against the East St. Louis riots, 1917.
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Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
EMILY’s List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office.
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Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
Man has his hair cut by his father in Goldsboro, Florida.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
Some Kenyan laws still in use were designed by colonialists to control the people.
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in 2007.
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Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Trump celebrates African-American History month.
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Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
The Black Panthers and Young Patriots hold a press conference in 1969.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police after refusing to give up her seat.
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How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protesters call for the arrest of an officer who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Clinton at a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in February.
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Polls show Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State this year. An expert on Southern politics examines the possibility of Georgia turning blue.
Protesters on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.
Do Americans view all youth as equally 'innocent'? A historian takes us back to the movement that led to unequal treatment of black and white youth in the justice system.
An all-white affair?
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.
Young South Africans are angry with the failure of the country to deal with racism.
The central thrust of Haffajee's book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black ‘born frees' are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.
More than 11 million people tuned in to the primetime special.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.