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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in a trust fund for her children. 

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress

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Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week. As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.  The […]

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15-year-old author becomes self-made millionaire

Meet Warren Cassell. He’s written two books, and at age 15, he’s already a self-made millionaire. 

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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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Guest Post

Jackson Rising: People Power and the New Cooperative Movement

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    By Lamont Lilly Once home to some of the most violent racists in the U.S., Jackson, Mississippi is now a key training ground for self-determination and organized “people power” throughout the U.S. South. From May 2 through May 4, 2014 activists, organizers and fellow revolutionaries from all over the world gathered at the […]

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President Obama set to unveil ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for men of color

President Obama will formally launch a new initiative to provide greater opportunities for young men of color in the country. The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is meant to address the racial economic disparities faced by black and Latino males. 

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Obama signs executive order raising minimum wage for federal contract workers

President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for U.S government contract workers. In his State of the Union address, the president mentioned his push for a higher minimum wage for federal contract workers, and the move fulfills his promise. 

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92% of black male teens unemployed in Chicago, 83% nationally

Alarming figures about the state of our economy in regards to teenagers have been released. In Chicago, ninety-two percent of African American male teenagers are unemployed. Overall, eighty-three percent of black male teens in the country are without a job. 

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