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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 ...
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 ...
Baltimore (WJZ)- A report from the NAACP shows the disparity amongst African Americans and others in Baltimore and cities across the country. The NAACP is calling on businesses, as well as local and state leaders to address decades of inequality in Baltimore's African American communities.
ALAMEDA -- A talk on how African Americans transformed the population of Alameda during World War II is among the events that will mark Black History Month. Local activist Rasheed Shabazz will present "Black Tides: How World war II Transformed Alameda's Racial geography," between 5:45 p.m. and ...
Adrian Miller was calling and I steadied myself before answering. What to ask this 48-year-old food history writer first? After all, it's Black History Month, plus a month that honors presidents, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day. His food background hits all targets. Should I start with his latest book on the ...
Black History Month has been celebrated for many years to remember what African-Americans have done throughout history. It is celebrated in many communities and institutions by lectures, food and with various events. According to History.com, this year the topic for Black History Month is ...
Black Americans today are also more dependent on government aid than they were in 1968. Currently, almost 40 percent of African-Americans are poor enough to qualify for welfare, housing assistance and other government programs that offer modest support to families living under the poverty line.
3 African Americans are more religious than whites and Latinos by many measures of religious commitment. For instance, three-quarters of Black Americans say religion is very important in their lives, compared with smaller shares of whites (49%) and Hispanics (59%); African Americans also are more ...
Exploding down runways, in stores, online and on Main Street -- everywhere you look -- style shaped by the African Diaspora is ubiquitous in fashion today for people of all colors, races and creeds. Some key factors drive its popularity, among them increased globalization, the Internet, and the desire of ...
The Detroit Tigers have a great history of African-Americans who have worn the Old English D with pride. In honor of Black History Month, here are the five greatest. The Detroit Tigers have a rich history of successful African-American baseball players. Since 1947 when Jackie Robinson bravely broke the ...
85 African-Americans traveled to Spain to fight alongside the Republican side in the civil war. Their motivation was the defense of civil rights and the fight against the rise of fascism. They were part of the Lincoln Brigade, made up of 2,800 Americans.
Earlier this month Trump touted low unemployment numbers among African Americans and said his approval rating among Black Americans has doubled. But black Americans aren't buying it. Last month a Quinnipiac University poll that asked respondents about Trump's treatment of people of colour saw ...
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a Martin Luther King Jr. Day address that touched on the aspects of his own Old South life when he witnessed so much "unvarnished discrimination" against people of color that he realized there was no such thing as separate but equal. It was an ...
APART from the Missy Elliot and Ludacris songs that blare through the speakers in lieu of country tunes, the Bill Pickett Invitational sounds and looks like a typical rodeo. In the dirt arena cowboys and cowgirls cling to bucking broncos. They rope calves and weave in and out of barrels. The stands are ...
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2151-4658) indicates that, on a population level, Black Americans lose 72,000 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) due to racial disparities in the lower rate of TKRs offered and acceptance, and higher ...
This time, supervisors waited until the election filing deadline had passed before picking an interim mayor. The 11-member board includes Asian-Americans, African-Americans and a gay man. Supervisor Norman Yee said he nominated Farrell for interim mayor because he wanted candidates to compete ...
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our community. The physical history of African Americans in Los Angeles is chronicled in the places where people lived, worked, worshipped and fought for civil rights and made notable ...
... grown more and more prevalent since the 1990s, but almost no scientific studies have researched their use. This week, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine announced it received a $726,000 federal grant for a first-of-its-kind study using twitter to assess blunt use among young African-Americans ...


 

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