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Journalist and entrepreneur Chester Arthur Franklin was born in Denison, Texas, on this date. He founded The Call newspaper in Kansas City, Mo., in 1919 and served as its owner and editor until his death in 1955.
By Frederick H. Lowe
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed in May for black men and black women 20 years old and older, but the trend was mixed for whites in the same age group, and the reasons behind the latest jobs report are complicated.
The private sector created 69,000 jobs in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.
Goldman Sachs Research, a New York-based based investment and brokerage firm, said an
Employment population ratio rises for men, drops for women
by Frederick H. Lowe
The employment population ratio, which represents the percentage of the population that is employed, fell for African Americans 20 years old and older in May, according to the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center for Work
He will live stream the walk
Pastor Corey Brooks definitely has a flare for the dramatic that captures the public's imagination.
Brooks, who lived in a tent for 94 days on the roof of an abandoned motel
Victory Makes Him $1.1 million richer
Tiger Woods said he felt great after winning Sunday's Memorial Tournament, which tied him with Jack Nicklaus for
A U.S. District Court judge has temporarily blocked implementation of a Republican-backed Florida law that severely restricted voter registration drives affecting African-American voters.
In League of Women Voters of Florida et al. vs Kurt S. Browning, U.S. District Court Judge
Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons on Monday proposed the creation of an anti-hazing special assistant vice president’s post as part of a plan to combat the college-initiation ritual in the wake
The House Ethics Committee will move forward with its investigation of U.S. Congressman Maxine Waters after determining that she had not been deprived of her rights.
Queen Latifah, whose character in the 1998 film, “Living Out Loud,” takes Holly Hunter's character to a lesbian bar, is denying that she has come out as gay person.
Carolyn C. Kilpatrick, who represented Michigan's 13th Congressional District, has joined the board of the directors of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is back in jail after a Seminole County, Fla., judge revoked his bond.
Oprah has put one of her homes up for sale after cutting the price to $2.8 million from $6 million.
The eight-room, 4,607 square-foot condo on Chicago's Gold Coast went on the market last week. The condo has 10-foot ceilings, a library, butler's pantry, wine room and an en-suite guest bedroom.
Herb Reed, founder of the 1950s singing group, the Platters, died on Monday in a Boston-area hospice. He was 83 and he had been ill for some time.
Reed, a native of Kansas City, Mo., founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. He sang bass for the Platters, which had No. 1 hits, including "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
by Frederick H. Lowe
Sweet Auburn, the Atlanta neighborhood, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born, and Malcolm X's surviving boyhood Boston home, are on the 2012 list of the 11-most endangered historic places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced on Wednesday.
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1880 ----- Journalist and entrepreneur Chester Arthur Franklin was born in Denison, Texas, on this date. He founded The Call newspaper in Kansas City, Mo., in 1919 and served as its owner and editor until his death in 1955.Read more