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Category Archive: Black History, Books, Civil Rights, Employment, History, Justice, Poverty, Voting

Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary

The “Death of a King” Interview with Kam Williams Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the...

Minorities and Women in STEM: Part 2

By Jeremy Bamidele STEM jobs are increasing at staggering rates, meanwhile the amount of minorities and women graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics remains...

Labor Day and African Americans

American History books on most occasions don’t include African Americans. The Labor Day holiday became a Federal Holiday in 1894, yet many Americans don’t know much about this holiday. Labor Day...

IS THE HATRED FOR TRADE SCHOOLS REALLY CLASS WARFARE? ARE LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS THE REAL TARGETS?

Trade schools have higher graduation and placement rates than other colleges, yet they are being singled out for cuts in college funding because of their student population. Hairstylists, plumbers,...

Join the National Urban League in Cincinnati

July 23 – July 26 for the 2014 Annual Conference The National Urban League has specific stories to tell relevant to: business, health & wellness, personal finance, politics, housing,...

Ex-Walmart Employee Seeks $5 Million For False Imprisonment And Racial Discrimination

DETROIT, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Jametta Payno, 28, a resident of Niles, MI, has filed suit in the Federal District Court for the Western Division of Michigan claiming $5 million in damages...

Outten & Golden LLP: Court Certifies U.S. Census Bureau Discrimination Class Action

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On the eve of the 50(th) anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Right Act of 1964, a class action lawsuit alleging the U.S. Census Bureau unlawfully...

Lifelong Impact of Unemployment Faced by Black Men

New Investigation, Video, and Photo Essay from Colorlines “Life Cycles of Inequity” Series NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the second installment of “Life...

Column 56: Getting by on the Railroad

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming When I began working on a Southern Pacific dining car in 1927, I was living with my mother and sister in a one-bedroom apartment in Oakland,...

Column 55: A Different World

REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY By Thomas C. Fleming I have been a reader of newspapers since the age of 8, and when I went to work for the Southern Pacific in 1927, I would pick up the papers at the...