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The group bills the project as “the nation's first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.” Several ...
It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many Black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s ... And it made Cosby an idol to many African-Americans in an era long before the country would see a Black family living in the White House.

A Democratic member of Congress said he would have a lot of support from the black community if he spoke at length about how the Democrats have taken African Americans for granted. "I can do an hour-long speech about Democrats taking African Americans for granted and I'd have a line behind me of ...
RICHMOND – About 30 residents of the predominantly African-American Blackwell neighborhood voiced their frustration Saturday over what some see as discriminatory police stops and other interactions with Richmond police officers. The residents gathered at the Blackwell Community Center for a ...
More. Reddit · Pinterest · Email. A new exhibit will take visitors on a journey through the creation of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. “I hope people realize that ... There is no American history without African Americans,” said Drodge. “When we can dig deeper and find those answers ...
It is difficult to overstate the pride, admiration and sense of ownership many black Americans felt watching Bill Cosby at the height of his career in the 1980s and '90s. ... And it made Cosby an idol to many African-Americans in an era long before the country would see a black family living in the White House.

This isn't the first time Trump has taken credit for the decrease in black American unemployment rates. In January 2018, he posted a sequence of tweets about December 2017's 6.8% black American unemployment rate. He took ... The fact is Trump's policies have actually been harmful to black Americans.
I also believe there are a lot of other places that feel the same way about African Americans being in their place of business or doing business with them, so we would have to boycott a whole bunch of places. We wouldn't be able to go anywhere or do anything, but I think it's more about the employees more ...
Having robust citizenship data will help enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, more fairly allocate political power, and even have the unexpected benefit of curbing vote dilution against African-Americans. On cue, interest groups which benefit from the status quo of failing to gather citizenship data have lost ...
Most of those elderly African Americans in the study who indicated rural residence during childhood came from the South as well as Kentucky and Tennessee and were part of the "great migration" of southern African Americans to Indianapolis and other northern U.S. cities that occurred in the early part of ...
By Blanca Gutierrez. April is the National Minority Health Month in the United States. Although the health care field has come a long way to address health inequities, a new report published this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show that ethnic disparities persist today. The report ...
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 — whose 50th anniversary we marked last week — seemed a monumental achievement at the time, a capstone to the historic measures of the 1960s that sought to transform race relations in America. Today, however, many civil rights activists view it largely as a failure ...
The unemployment rate for African Americans in 2017 was 7.5% — 0.8 points higher than it was in 1968 (6.7%.) The unemployment rate for whites was 3.8% in 2017 and 3.2% in 1968, per Economic Policy Institute. The share of black households that owned their own home remained virtually unchanged between 1968 ...
A Florida teacher has been suspended after his school district concluded he repeatedly used the N-word in class, and told his 7th and 8th graders not to date African-Americans "because they are not worth it," among other violations. David Swinyar, who says he is white in his personnel file, teaches math at ...
Record political columnist Charles Stile asks why Donald Trump trashes New Jersey, Record sports columnist Steve Popper takes a look at the Yankees and March blows in like a you know what - all in "7 things to know today in New Jersey." John C. Ensslin ...
During Black History Month the University of Maryland, College Park launched an online tour that highlights the rich African-American history on its campus. The online tour, created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion features a number of sites that explores the history of African-Americans contributions ...
According to a recent report from the Germany-based non-profit Bread for the World, Arizona is the fourteenth-hungriest state in the nation for African-Americans. The report, called “Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community,” found that, while hunger declined for the rest of the population in the ...

In honor of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Student Life held the first annual silent march through campus on Wednesday to raise awareness of the injustices felt by African Americans. Organized by the Black History Month Programming Committee (BHMPC), the march began at the Frieson ...
The evil massacre of 17 innocents at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland two weeks ago reinvigorated the national debate over gun rights and gun control; however, the debate has largely excluded African-American voices. Despite its reputation for being apathetic to black life, the National ...
A group of activists hold a prayer vigil before the public presentation of plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park got underway at McCormick Place on Feb. 27, 2018. The group said they wanted to draw attention to residents who could lose their homes and apartments once the center is ...
After the Civil War, Reconstruction plunged the South into another kind of war—an ideological battle that pitted angry white Southerners against newly enfranchised African-Americans. One largely forgotten white man found himself caught between both groups: James Hinds. As the historian William B.
Graduation rates for black Americans have risen since 1968, but the unemployment rate has remained stagnant. ... For example, compared to the general non-prime population, prime African Americans are 80% more likely to say they live paycheck to paycheck, 2.5x more likely to overdraft an account, and ...
Unlike Americans of European descent, most black Americans trace their ancestry to areas of Africa that, centuries ago, were not primarily part of the Christian world. Yet, today, a larger share of African Americans than whites say they are Christian. And, of all major U.S. racial and ethnic groups, blacks are ...
The world is abuzz with the recent release of Marvel Comics' latest franchise movie “Black Panther.” The film is set in the lush land of Wakanda. Wakanda is a fictitious place nestled in an African context that blends cultural aspects reflected across the continent. Communities around the world have drawn ...
Heart failure is more common, develops earlier and results in higher rates of illness and death in African Americans than in whites. Now, the first genetic study of its kind to examine the genetic basis of heart failure in African Americans, led by the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Fla., has identified ...
The only black American main character in the film was Erik Killmonger (portrayed by Jordan), who was flawed, yes, and understandably angry. But beyond being a depiction of black liberation movements and an embodiment of black rage, Killmonger also represented what it's like to be a black American in ...
As Lincoln's birthday approached in 1942, the New York publisher E. P. Dutton released with great fanfare a new book titled They Knew Lincoln. Introduced with a preface by beloved Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, the book tapped into the widespread interest in Lincoln that characterized the New Deal ...
My excitement about "Black Panther" potentially helping other minority groups is not intended to take away from the significance this film holds for so many African Americans. As I learned in discussions with both racial-justice activists and listeners on my SiriusXM radio show, this film represents a milestone ...
Seven outstanding African-American leaders were celebrated during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 7 at a Downtown hotel. The program, sponsored by Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia, honors past and present people who have made ...
More than 100 people joined Saturday at BGSU to discuss and learn about the challenges African-Americans are confronted with in America and while attending college. Students, faculty, and community members gathered at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union to partake in the university's 18th annual ...
The City of Danville, rightfully, is considering honoring the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interestingly, Moneta Sleet Jr., whose father was born in Perryville, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a grieving Coretta Scott King — the first African-American ever ...
From Crispus Attucks in the Revolutionary War to the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II to the tens of thousands serving in the military today, African-Americans have always been ready to defend their country. This was true even when racial bias deprived them of equal rights and opportunity in the military.
Angela Bassett is breaking down why Black Panther is much more than just a comic-book movie. “It's something that we've … never seen it before,” the actress tells PEOPLE's Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview (streaming now on People TV). Bassett, 59, who stars ...
Tobacco use is a major contributor to the three leading causes of death among African Americans — heart disease, cancer and stroke. And although African-American adult smoking rates are nearly equivalent to that of whites (16.7 percent vs. 16.6 percent) and African-Americans usually smoke fewer ...
I was on this panel with five journalists a few months after Trump was elected, and it so happened they were all white journalists. They were talking about fake news: “Trump is saying fake news, Trump is saying fake news.” And we're all supposed to feel really bad about it. But I said, “You know, I'm a black ...
“Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires” (Amistad; $26.99) by Shomari Wills is the little-known history about these remarkable men and women who hailed from the last generation of slavery. According to the book flap, “immediately ...
“African Americans have contributed significantly throughout the history of America. Our contributions during times of war is no different, and especially significant because [it happened] during the darker eras of this country when we were not considered equal. African Americas believed enough in the idea ...
There's never been anything quite like this before. Yes, “Black Panther” is easily one of the best superhero movies ever made, but that's the least important thing it is. The reason it's on everyone's lips, the reason people who don't care about superheroes suddenly care about superheroes, the reason you ...
#De Gruy said that enhanced sentences disproportionately affect African Americans in the state, based on the research the task force did while implementing House Bill 585. #"When we looked at the population that is serving enhanced sentences in 2014, 80 percent were African American. ... So again ...
Here, one of the Tuskegee Weathermen Detachment members are briefing in two of the pilots before takeoff at the 477th Composite Group. The Tuskegee Weathermen Detachment had been trained in meteorology and selected for their leadership qualities. Note the hand drawn weather maps that the men ...
Christianity has played a major role in the experience of African-Americans ever since their arrival in the New World. ... horrors of our shared history and celebrating the progress that has been made, in God's common kindness, and specifically the many successes of black Americans despite such a history.
“MLB celebrates Robinson, but it has pursued a very lackluster effort to get African-Americans back into baseball, signaling that it really doesn't care,” he adds. But anyone would be moved by the artifacts, ephemera, and epic old-time baseball stories that make up the library's “Game of Color” exhibit.
Is that consistent with empowering African-Americans in today's world? With 42 percent of Americans now identifying as independent, many people, myself included, feel that blind loyalty to the Democratic Party is not an option. African-Americans played an active role in the formation of the American ...
A hymnal book from 1835 with a hymn titled "Come Love," composed by African-American South Union Shaker Eunice Freehart, is part of a new exhibit at the South Union Shaker Village. Submitted. box. The underside of Sister Hannah Freehart's oval box with her name enscribed and some decorative ...
Washington D.C. (WNCN) – More than 100,000 African Americans served in World War Two including famous segregated units like the Tuskegee Airmen. While abroad they worked to defeat Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire, but what happened when they returned home? The country was still very ...
The Douglass Community Center offered civic, social and educational opportunities to African-American residents of Springfield when most similar organizations were closed to blacks. The Douglass center opened in 1926. It was phased out as part of Mayor Nelson O. Howarth's drive to desegregate ...
Instead, her husband lost his pipe fitter job in the housing crash, and the bank that promised to modify their mortgage foreclosed. Every Southwest Floridian has a tale like Gittens' or knows someone who does. But the Great Recession flattened minorities -- especially African Americans like them.
James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston would be known as writers and newspaper columnists wouldn't make a special effort to highlight the contributions of African Americans during February. But you have to play the game you have, and this is Black History Month, which provides us an ...
Editor's note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state's history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories ...
In 228 years of Coast Guard history, African-Americans have been the first minority group to fight and the first to sacrifice. During the early years of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, many African-American cuttermen were slaves as well as free men of color. Regardless of their status, blacks served ...


 

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