Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, Oregon remove slavery loopholes from constitutions, Louisiana does not

Voters in Vermont, Tennessee, Oregon, and Alabama voted Tuesday to end constitutional clauses that allow slavery or indentured servitude as a form of punishment. Ratified in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in America, but it provided leeway for the practice as punishment for individuals convicted of a… Read More Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, Oregon remove slavery loopholes from constitutions, Louisiana does not

The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically 2018

The 2007 housing crisis was particularly tough on African-Americans, as well as Hispanics, extinguishing much of their already miniscule wealth. Industrial layoffs, particularly in the Midwest, made things worse. However the rising economic tide of the past few years has started to lift more boats. The African-American unemployment rate fell to 6.8% in December, the lowest level since the… Read More The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically 2018

Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday. He was 74. His death was confirmed by Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman. Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever, carrying into… Read More Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74

Segregation Linked in Study With Lung Cancer Deaths

African-Americans who live in highly segregated counties are considerably more likely to die from lung cancer than those in counties that are less segregated, a new study has found. The study was the first to look at segregation as a factor in lung cancer mortality. Its authors said they could not fully explain why it worsens the odds… Read More Segregation Linked in Study With Lung Cancer Deaths

Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks

In a report released on Thursday by liberal think-tank, The Center for American Progress, African Americans were found to have benefited the least from the economic recovery that began in 2009. The group analyzed unemployment rates, homeowners numbers, and even the amount of Black folks with health insurance to reach their conclusion.”While economic opportunities are beginning to improve somewhat for Latinos, Asian-Americans,… Read More Recovery Barely Reaches Blacks