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Republicans’ Tax Proposal

Why the Republicans’ Tax Proposal Will Disproportionately Harm Black Families

Following the Democrats’ unexpectedly thorough victory this past election day, where the party won almost every competitive race, the congressional Republicans found themselves in an unexpected position, of losing part of their base. Desperate...
NAACP Boycott

Through Advisories or Boycotts, Can Companies Be Shamed into Change?

For only the second time in its history, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has opted to issue a travel advisory to its members. Citing several incidents where African-American travelers were...
Workplace Sexual Harassment

“Ain’t I a Woman”: Are Black Women More Prone to Endure Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Across the nation, the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal has created a cathartic moment where women are sharing their experiences of being subjected to workplace sexual harassment. The Weinstein scandal — which started...
Black wealth

How Franchising Could Be a Viable Option to Building Black Wealth

For an entire generation of African-Americans, the notion of wealth management is a foreign concept. Despite the fact that most African-Americans are hard-working contributors to society, the sobering truth is that by 2020, white...
Black Conservatism

In The Age of Trump Is it Possible That Black Conservatism is on the...

During a campaign stop in 2016, the nation winced when Donald Trump pointed out the sole noticeable African-American in the audience. “Oh, look at my African-American over there. Look at him. Are you the...
Playing the Lottery

Is the Lottery a Regressive Tax Against the Poor and Blacks?

For millions, the allure is undeniable. The thought that one dollar and a dream could possibly change your life has drawn many to play the state lotteries. In 2015, Americans spent more on the...
Hurricane Season

When Will the American Caribbean Become Enough of a Priority for U.S. Government and...

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which is still in progress, may be the most intense season to date. The season has already seen two record-breaking hurricanes and a level of destruction the Caribbean has...
Wealth Gap

How the Banking and Credit System Exacerbate the Wealth Gap in Black Communities

Samantha Gregory is a personal finance blogger. When she was younger, she faced a financial reality that afflicts nearly 34 million Americans. “There was a period in my life when I was unbanked,” Gregory told...
DACA

Anti-DACA Argument Tries to Divide Immigrants and African-Americans

“It's a known fact that there are over 4 million unemployed Americans in the same age group as those that are DACA recipients; that over 950,000 of those are African Americans in the same...

Sidelined, Silenced: Unsigned Kaepernick Highlights Limits of Free Speech in Sports, Workplace

Discussions on why a National Football League team may or may not choose to draft or sign a player are typically not newsworthy enough to appear anywhere but the sports section. Occasionally, however, a...

Rethinking Removing Confederate Memorials: Why This May Not Work Out As Planned

In Virginia, emotions are running hot. Following the death of one and the injuring of 19 after a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, the conversation...

How Guns, Poverty and Racism Led to Baltimore Being the Deadliest City in the...

Baltimore is in the midst of a record wave of gun violence. Following a recent call for a weekend ceasefire from August 5 to August 7 in response to the high rate of firearm...

Voting is Seen as a ‘Privilege’ Not a ‘Right’ As States Find New Ways...

Voting is seen as one of the most sacred rights bestowed to an American citizen. That right has been challenged or taken for granted, however, to an extent that less than half of all...

Is There a Debate to be Had on the Effectiveness of Raising the Minimum...

As of 2015, 42 percent of all American workers earned less than $15 per hour. This number constitutes 2.8 million cashiers, two million retail salespersons, 1.7 million cooks, 1.5 million nurses’ aides, and 1.4 million...

How Race and Money Stood In the Way of a Cure for Sickle Cell...

“When you get to be a person of my age, you know your triggers,” Raeshal Solomon of Nashville stated when talking about how she lives with sickle cell anemia. Solomon, 36, was diagnosed with...

In Response to Trump Black Millennials Are Seeking Office In Increased Numbers

A significant part of the coalition that elected Barack Obama twice to the presidency finds the new Trump administration to be illegitimate. A new poll found that 57 percent of all 18-to-30-years-old eligible voters, and two-thirds...

As Hate Crime Attacks Increase In the Trump Era, Underreporting Still Keeps the Extent...

The news has been filled with stories involving hate crimes. In Aspen, Colo., for example, a homeless man was charged with pulling a knife on a Black man while repeatedly yelling racial slurs. Reports...

Major Standford Study Finds Black Motorist Are Stopped, Ticketed, Searched, Arrested More Than Any...

The death of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, shined an unflattering light on the issue of police stops. Castile, who was stopped 52 times for minor traffic violations prior to his deadly encounter,...

Lead and the Black Community: How The Flint Water Crises May Be Just the...

Water is essential for life. Without it, the average person would die after four days. In the aftermath of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, which saw 15 people die and more than 100,000 exposed to...

How Gentrification Is Undermining the Notion of Black Community and Destroying Black Businesses

For decades, Oakland has been the fount of Black culture in the West. The founding hub of the Black Panther Party and the hometown of Celtics great Bill Russell, former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson and...

Sex Trafficking’s True Victims: Why Are Our Black Girls/Women So Vulnerable?

Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America. At age 21, she was abducted and forced into sexual solicitation. “I had to ask permission to eat,...

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