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Study: whites have 1 black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends

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According to a study released by the Public Religion Research Institute, whites in America have an average of one black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends.

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The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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Report: U.S. life expectancy gap between whites and blacks shrinks in most states

  According to a report released by the researchers at McGill University, the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in America is shrinking in most states. The study, led by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Sam Harper, analyzed data collected from 1990-2009.

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Video: ’72 Percent’ documentary takes on ‘epidemic’ of black single parent

According to statistics, 72 percent of African American children are born to single parents. A new documentary “72 Percent,” aims to analyze “beyond catastrophic” statistics through conversation about the effect of policies regarding welfare, social norms and celebrity examples on what they refer to as a “disturbing epidemic.”

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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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