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The all-black town of Mound Bayou, Miss., was co-founded on this date by 12 pioneers from Davis Bend, Miss., a black colony that had been created during the 1820s by planter Joseph E. Davis, who intended to establish a model slave community on his plantation.
Democrats are urging President Obama's supporters to donate more funds after the campaign raised $71 million in June, compared with Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, who raised $106 million the same month.
"This is the second month in a row they have out raised us," Democrats. Org wrote. "And if we don't do
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick married U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and his partner, Jim Ready, during a ceremony on Saturday in ceremony in Newton, Mass.
He Makes His Vow as Texas Challenges Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told attendees on Tuesday at the NAACP annual convention in Houston that Texas' proposed voter ID law would be harmful to minority voters and that is why the Department
Singer Usher's stepson, Kyle Glover, was left brain dead following an accident that occurred on Lake Lanier in Atlanta.
A jet ski on Friday collided with 11 year-old Kyle, who was riding in an inner tube when the ski hit him in the head. A helicopter airlifted Kyle and an unnamed 15-year-old girl to an Atlanta hospital. Since the accident, Glover has not registered any brain
James H. Ammons, president of Florida A&M University, which has been rocked by a scandal resulting from the hazing death last year of drum major Robert Champion, Jr., resigned on Wednesday.
In a letter to Dr. Solomon Badger III, chairman of FAMU's board of trustees, Ammons said he will retire on Oct. 11, 2012, but he will remain at the
Florida A&M University has named Kawachi Clemons, assistant professor of music, interim chair of the music department, replacing longtime chair Dr. Julian White, who retired in May following the 2011 hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, Jr.
In 2007, the black unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, but in 2011, it soared to 22.6 percent
by Frederick H. Lowe
Las Vegas is known as the city of fame and fortune, but for blacks living there and looking for work since 2011, it has been the land of misfortune.
In 2011, the Las Vegas metro area had the highest black unemployment rate of 22.6 percent among 19 metropolitan areas studied, according to new report by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., non-partisan public policy organization.
The institute's study paints a grim picture of black unemployment nationwide for African Americans 16 years old and older. While Las Vegas can claim the dubious title as holder of the metro area with the highest black unemployment rate, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. region reported the lowest at 9.7 percent.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for African-American men and women 20 years old and older rose in June partly because of the ongoing job cuts by state and local governments an industry blacks once thought was safe from
The employment-population ratio, which represents the percentage of the population who are employed, was higher in June for black men 20 years old and older and flat for black women in the same age group, according to "Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2012."
For black women the employment-population ratio was 55 percent
Dr. Paul Sikkel, an assistant professor of biology and a field marine biologist at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., has named a newly discovered crustacean in honor of Bob
Stephen L. Carter is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White. His latest novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, was released on Tuesday.
We all have know about Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865 in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., but in Carter's novel, Lincoln survives the shooting, only to be charged with overstepping his Constitutional authority during the Civil War.
Beasts of the Southern Wild, a controversial independent film of magical realism, depicting an epochal hurricane and flood in post-Katrina Louisiana delta country, opens nationwide in selected theaters on Friday
by Frederick H. Lowe
When the USS Constitution set sail to fight in the War of 1812, a conflict that forged the United States as a nation, the ship's sails were all white, but not its crew.
The war between the United States and British Empire lasted from June 18, 1812, to Feb. 18, 1815, and 82 to 176 or 7 percent to 15 percent
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