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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...
black mother and baby

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...
Timothy Foster

Supreme Court Considering Whether Prosecutors Went Too Far to Exclude Black Jurors in Jury...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments related to a Georgia case that sustained a Black man’s death sentence despite the prosecutor purportedly discriminating against Black jurors. In 1987, an all-white jury convicted...
Howard University

Black Colleges Have an Edge Over Other Universities, Prep Students Better for Life After...

Malia Obama has toured Ivy League colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Brown this year. But research findings suggest that the 17-year-old and other African-American youth might be better off at historically Black...

President Obama Plays it Safe During Police Conference Speech: ‘We All Have a Responsibility...

President Obama walked a fine line during the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Tuesday in Chicago. During his speech at the event, Obama seemed determined not to take sides between police and...
Gloria Darden

What the Alleged Suicide Attempt of Freddie Gray’s Mother Says About Racism and Depression

  Gloria Darden, the mother of slain Baltimore man Freddie Gray, reportedly attempted suicide last week. Her effort to take her own life reveals that the victims of police killings are far more than symbols...
Lucia McBath

Mother of Jordan Davis Takes on Stand Your Ground Law

A rash of police killings of Blacks has shifted the dialogue surrounding #BlackLivesMatter away from gun-toting vigilantes like George Zimmerman to calls for more police oversight. Yet, the same Florida law that allowed Zimmerman...

UCLA Student Pushes City of Inglewood to Address Health Risks of Beauty Products for...

Teni Adewumi, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is spreading the word about the hidden dangers in hair and nail salons. The Nigerian-American student began...

Will San Francisco’s Black Population Vanish as City’s Wealth Rises?

  The Fillmore District of San Francisco once housed so many Black people it was known as the “Harlem of the West.” Jazz clubs lined the streets and African-American businesses thrived in the early 20th...

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