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Can Seattle Lead the Way in Creating Fair Housing Policy for Renters Across the...

Renters in the United States face a number of barriers to getting the housing they need — from rising rents to credit checks to racial discrimination. But last week the Seattle City Council removed...

How Africa and the Rest of the World Is Responding to Trump’s Remarks About...

After a domestic terrorist used his car to mow down opponents of a white supremacist march on Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va., Donald Trump arguably encountered the fiercest opposition to his presidency yet. Trump...

Celebrating the Power and Persistence of Black Women Artist Who ‘Wanted a Revolution’

The female African-American experience is center stage in the Brooklyn Museum’s art exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.” The exhibit, which the art website Hyperallergic described as “perhaps the most important...

Did Trump Bamboozle HBCU Presidents? His Delay In Appointing a Director of the Initiative...

When President Donald Trump met with leaders from historically Black colleges and universities in February, it sparked a backlash. Students and alumni criticized the decision of HBCU presidents to meet with a man who...

Is Ending Affirmative Action the Real Objective Behind the Justice Department’s Look at College...

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Justice Department’s civil rights division is preparing to sue universities for using affirmative action to practice anti-white discrimination and is even seeking lawyers for the effort....

How Afro-Nicaraguans Suffer Through the ‘Taboo’ Subject of Racism

Blacks and indigenous peoples may make up small portions of Nicaragua’s population, but both groups face structural and everyday racism that limit their career opportunities and deprive them of human dignity. This is according...

Housing Discrimination, Redlining and Lack of Land Ownership Created the Racial Wealth Gap

The wealth gap between African-Americans and whites has persisted for generations, but new research indicates that housing discrimination is the main culprit for this gap. Predatory lending has prevented Blacks from accumulating the wealth...

Civil Rights Groups In New Jersey Say ‘Youth Prisons Are a New Form of...

The New Jersey Training School for Boys has been a youth incarceration center for 150 years and is the state of New Jersey's largest prison for juveniles. Known as “Jamesburg,” the correctional facility in Monroe...

In Post-Recession America Why Is Homeownership Still Elusive to African-American

Having spent much of her adulthood in Section 8 housing, Natasha Jones never imagined that she’d one day become a homeowner. But in March, the 32-year-old closed on a three-bedroom house in Jacksonville, Florida....

Rising Number of Discrimination Lawsuits Highlights the Lack of Diversity In the Media

 Before and after he entered the White House, President Donald Trump has vilified the media, branding news agencies that report unfavorably on him “fake news.” His unrelenting attacks on journalism have led politicians, public...

How One California University Closed the Graduation Achievement Gap

Drive an hour southeast of Los Angeles and you’ll find yourself in the semi-rural enclave of Riverside, Calif. Lured by low housing costs and less crime, hordes of African-Americans left Los Angeles after crack...
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Why Are Black Alabama Babies Dying at Triple the Rate of Others?

The racial disparities in infant mortality rates in the United States have long been appalling. Nationwide, Black infants are 2.4 times more likely to die than white babies, but in Alabama the situation is...

Will Politicians and Police Treat Black Opioid Users with Compassion?

Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines last year, he’s faced a worldwide backlash for his deadly approach to the drug epidemic in his country. Under his control, the authorities have killed thousands...

Despite Claims to the Contrary by Trump and the Media, Its Blacks Who Are...

The June economic report from the U.S. Department of Labor bodes well for African-Americans. According to the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Black unemployment rate in May was 7.4 percent. While that’s more...

Democrats Appear to Have a Race Problem

The month after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he made a point to thank African-Americans for not showing up to vote. “They didn’t come out to vote for Hillary,” he said at a...
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Despite the Huge Economic Benefits They Bring to U.S., 50,000 Haitians May Get Deported Next...

Slammed by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew last year, Haiti remains an island-nation in crisis. Yet, 50,000 Haitian immigrants living in the United States precisely because hunger, disease and crumbling infrastructure...
Stone's Throw Landfill

Environmental Racism? Alabama Neighborhood Suffering from the Stench of a Hazardous Landfill Files Suit...

The state opened and then expanded Stone’s Throw Landfill in a Black Tallassee neighborhood in the 1990s. Residents complain about a lingering stench in the air, as well as water pollution and vultures. “You walk...

Study: Blacks More Likely Than Whites to Receive Non-Fatal Police Force

It’s no secret that Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by police or to die in police custody than other groups. Now a new study has found that African-Americans are twice...

With the Rise of Black Twitter, New Survey Finds Whites See Tech as a...

The findings of a Yahoo News survey should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the power of Black Twitter. The poll of 5,188 registered voters conducted ahead of the Digital Democracy conference...
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Could a Drop in Medical Racism Account For Why the Life Expectancy Gap Has...

The racial life expectancy gap is narrowing. Whites in the United States have historically lived longer than Blacks, and that remains the case today. But a newly released study by the Centers for Disease...

Can the Growing Number of African American Businesses Solve the Unemployment Crisis in Black...

President Obama has been accused by both Blacks and whites, Democrats and Republicans, of not doing enough for the African-American community. But newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that the amount...

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