Tag: racial disparities

America’s true crime problem

America’s true crime problem

| June 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances. Consider that, and then ponder these words about black Americans […]

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People of faith must do more than pray

People of faith must do more than pray

| May 4, 2015

By Barbara T. Baylor, MPH When someone I know shares their personal troubles with me, I must confess that at times I have responded “I’ll be praying for you and your family.” You have probably heard this trite statement many times, perhaps you have used it. We realize that this catchphrase is no excuse for […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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Report card on Black America

Report card on Black America

| October 1, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released recently had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically significant” aptly fit the very small increases or decreases of most of the measurements […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Who won the War on Poverty?

Who won the War on Poverty?

| August 22, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the ’60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” Did it? This month, 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, effectively kicking off the War on Poverty, is a good time to answer that question. Today, […]

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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