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In this combination of photos, demonstrators, left, protest June 4, 2020, in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, over the death of George Floyd and on Jan. 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump rally at same location. (AP Photos)

Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrection

Jan. 7, 2021 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter protests, 2020: Overwhelming force from law enforcement in dozens of cities. Chemical dispersants. Rubber bullets and hand-to-hand combat with largely peaceful crowds and some unruly vandals and looters. More than 14,000 arrests. The U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021: Barely...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Black voters were a critical part of the coalition that clinched Biden’s White House bid. The nation will swear in its first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent as vice president, Harris. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps

Dec. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — As a barrier-breaking year draws to a close, there's one undeniable fact: the strength of Black political power. Black voters were a critical part of the coalition that clinched President-elect Joe Biden’s White House bid. The nation will swear in its first Black woman and first...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens to Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, left, his choice to be housing and urban development secretary, during an event to announce several positions in the Biden administration at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden's challenge: Building Cabinet that meets all his goals

Dec. 13, 2020 8:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last month, Cabinet hopeful Marcia Fudge pointedly noted that Black people are often typecast into positions such as housing secretary. On Friday, Biden announced Fudge, a prominent Black congresswoman from Ohio, was his nominee for...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 5, 2020 12:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Dec. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an...