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Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

by Imara Jones on March 13 2014, 7:00AM

Five reasons why the sunny projections probably don’t mirror your reality

Topics: Economy

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

by Imara Jones on January 15 2014, 7:00AM

With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Schools & Youth

Supreme Court Keeps Firefighters’ Civil Rights Claim Alive

by Michelle Chen on May 25 2010, 10:02AM

Once again, a city fire department is in the hot seat for employment discrimination and prompting the Supreme Court to set crucial precedents for civil rights law. This time, thousands of Black firefighters in Chicago got the green light…

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Is Black History Month Necessary? Tammy Johnson on KALW’s Your Call [AUDIO]

by Tammy Johnson on February 8 2010, 6:06AM

I really enjoy the push and pull of a good political conversation, especially ones that apply big questions of policy of philosophy to real life situations. That’s a good thing, since I seem to find myself in the middle of…

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Black Unemployment Crisis: “Social Catastrophe” in the Making

by Michelle Chen on November 25 2009, 11:47PM

The latest employment figures sadly unsurprising: with about 35 percent of black men aged 16 to 24 unemployed, the epidemic of joblessness in Black America encapsulates a nationwide crisis. Although high unemployment and deep racial disparities are nothing new,…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

China’s Oriental Angel

by Daisy Hernandez on November 12 2009, 7:46PM

Her mom’s Chinese and her father African American, but 20-year-old Lou Jing says that growing up in Shanghai her skin color wasn’t a big deal until she took part of a TV show similar to American Idol called Go! Oriental…

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San Francisco’s Black Exodus

by Jamilah King on August 12 2009, 12:00PM

Decades after the city displaced Black residents, organizers fight to bring them back home.

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The African Diaspora Dialogues

by Leticia Miranda on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

A new group tries to bridge the gap between Blacks born here and those arriving from Africa.

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Scapegoating Blacks. Again.

by Gregory D. Squires on April 15 2009, 12:00PM

Media pundits blame the financial disaster on laws designed to help Black people buy homes. Here’s what actually happened.

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When the Corporations Own Us

by Tolu Olorunda on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Police tasered rapper Kid Cudi for wanting to wear Nike, leaving us to wonder: how did hip-hop get to this point?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Targeting Another Generation of Black Men

by Ali Winston on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Despite lawsuits, review boards and more, Oakland fails to reform its police department.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Lisa Marie Rollins

by Leticia Miranda on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Connecting Black Adoptees

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The Big Easy’s Emissaries

by Erik Gleibermann on November 25 2008, 12:00PM

With thousands of musicians displaced, the Soul Rebels do their part to rebuild in the post-Katrina era.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Hurricane Katrina

Make a Black Friend?

by Julianne Hing on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

Sharing a turkey sandwich won’t end racism.

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Who Gets to Attend College?

by Tram Nguyen on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

Blacks and Latinos are locked out, but prep classes may counter the racism of low expectations.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Home from the Military

by Michelle Chen on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

A third of female veterans are women of color. Here are three of their stories. Also, listen to clips from their interviews.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

No Party Crashing Here

by Dan Charnas on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Blacks voting Republican isn’t about political independence.

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WANTED: Black Online Users

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Black online outlets rush to fill the void created by media's "Rupert Murdoch-ization."

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The Rise of Street Literature

by Almah LaVon Rice on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Read the story that won the 2009 National Ethnic Media Award for best article in the arts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

How Black is New Orleans?

by Alex Jung on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

New census figures don’t tell the whole story.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

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