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The economic roots of racism

But what may shock many people is this: before the rise of the plantation economy in the mid-1600s, Blacks in America enjoyed many of the same rights as whites, the two races socializing and working together ...

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Justice Scalia’s hurtful words

The hurtful words flowed from the lips of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during oral arguments on February 27 in the case of Shelby County v. Holder in which the court will decide the future of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

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Black unemployment has not Improved

A deeper examination of the unemployment data shows the disappointing reality that African American unemployment rates remained level, at 13.8 percent ...

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Public money in private ventures? We taxpayers want to look at the books

It is time to stop, look at the books and reform our system of economic development incentives. With increased transparency, taxpayers will have an opportunity to oversee our investments, to advocate these programs’ expansion or call for their repeal. ...

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Keep Section voting rights Act 5

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires jurisdictions with a history of voting ...

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The rich are treated differently

But, as we know, the rich and institutions they control are treated differently ...

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America’s racial wealth gap triples over 25 Years

After Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Policies traced 1,700 working Americans households over 25 years, the researchers found that the wealth gap between White and Black families nearly tripled, increasing from $85,000 in 1984 to $236,500 in 2009. ...

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More wealthy Black people than you know

There is another group of Black folks we should be cognizant of when it comes to wealth: Africans ...

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Time for Blacks to turn from Democrats

Isn’t it time Black Americans turned the page on their political preferences ...

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