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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dead at 90

Alice Coachman, who became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal during the 1948 London games, died on Monday. She was 90. 

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Report: more than 73% of homeowners are white, compared to 43% of blacks

Before the great recession, lawmakers and lenders were very generous when aspiring homeowners, particularly those of color sought loans for their new homes.  Now, it is far more difficult for those with modest means, or anyone with a less than desirable credit score to buy a home. The barriers to home ownership are so high, […]

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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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149 years ago today, Juneteenth was born

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger delivered news that the war had ended in Galveston, Texas. 

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Teacher suspended over blackface lesson, later reinstated

A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface. Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate. 

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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America. But “Hidden Colors 3″ goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race relations in the country, by offering an in-depth […]

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Report: the attitudes of blacks in America regarding racism, justice and the economy

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Despite experiences of both blatant and subtle racism in American society, Blacks remain somewhat optimistic about their overall well-being. At least that’s the conclusion of a survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and EBONY magazine. 

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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families

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Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat while living life. 

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