Origin of African American
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Paperback publishers distributed their titles in African-American neighborhoods because it expanded their market base.
Ed Brooke, the first African-American Senator since Reconstruction, embraced fights with the left and right.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, for all of this, South Carolina is now represented in the U.S. Senate by Tim Scott, a Republican and an African-American.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You mix up English working-class gruffness with African-American soul from the Deep South.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only five African-American females hold a rank higher than GS-14 within the Secret Service.It’s Not Just the Cops—Racism Is a Problem for the Secret Service, Too|Bill Conroy|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST