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by Frederick H. Lowe
The black-male unemployment rate in 10 major metropolitan areas was at 18 percent or higher during the last three years, which was more than double the jobless rate for white men living in many of the same geographic areas, according to data released by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank.
“Among race and gender groups, black men have the highest unemployment rates,” said Dr.
Montana U.S. Chief Judge Richard F.
Lewis Carl Hamilton, the black Formula 1 driver and 2008 World Driving Champion, will switch from McLaren to the Mercedes racing team next season.
The NorthStar News & Analysis, one of the leading online publications for African-American men, is now offering sponsorship and advertising opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The publication, which is not published for a profit, is seeking support for its operations through small donations and modest paid advertising.
by Frederick H. Lowe
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black men and black women dropped significantly in September, compared with August, but joblessness among African Americans remains higher than for all other major working groups.
Ethiopian runner Tsegaye Kebede set a course record in Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Kebede ran the 26.
Flight, a new film that stars Denzel Washington as a pilot who miraculously lands his plane safely after a mid-air catastrophe, is already being touted as one that will land Washington another Oscar for his powerful interpretation of a complex role.
Jay Z released on Tuesday his first live recording in more than a decade. The extended-play recording, Live in Brooklyn, documents his eight-night run at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, September 28 to October 6.
Increase Tied in Part to Reaction to Black President
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Southern Poverty Law Center has urged the U.
by Hazel Trice Edney
Dinaw Mengestu, a native of Ethiopia, has become his own successful immigrant story.
Mengestu, a Washington, D.C.-based novelist and writer, has been named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2012, the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation announced last week.
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper
(TriceEdneyWire.com) A new ad campaign is urging African Americans to support programs that help Africans lead more prosperous, stable, and healthy lives.
“We need courageous African-American leaders to advocate for and shape U.S.
For Prisoners, Ex-Offenders in Chicago
by Joshunda Sanders
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire
(TriceEdneyWire.com) —Some people see a bee and want to swat it.
by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - As last Wednesday’s presidential debate approached, the political junkies were gearing up for a shoot-out. With history as a guide, much attention was paid to the political horse race.
by Julianne Malveaux
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up, ready to go) out of President Obama, leaving a rather listless shell of a man who never truly engaged the audience.
He looked down at his notes, fidgeted, and let his opponent, Mitt Romney, get away with multiple lies.
October 12 through October 18
1932 ----- Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, comedian, author, social critic, civil rights activist and entrepreneur, born on this date in St.
Billionaire businessman David Siegel, wrote in an e-mail October 8 to employees that re-election of President Barack threatens their jobs.
by Frederick H. Lowe
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on Tuesday that he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower-court decision, reinstating early voting throughout the state three days before the presidential election for all residents, not just military personnel.
Mervyn M. Dymally, a former U.S. Congressman and the first African American to win a statewide office in California, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., has resigned after becoming involved in a scandalous sexual relationship with a subordinate woman officer.
Godbee submitted a letter of resignation on Sunday.