Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who recently began serving a 28 year prison sentence, was transferred to an Oklahoma prison on Tuesday. Kilpatrick was transferred to the federal prison as a temporary placeholder while he awaits transfer to another prison. The Bureau of Prison has not released any information on where Kilpatrick will be transferred to after he leaves the Oklahoma federal facility. ...Read more ›
Join Alicia Keys for a watch party & twitter conversation: “We are empowered,” An intimate conversation with 5 women living with HIV in the U.S.
Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America Sunday, January 19th. Ms. Keys is urging women and their loved ones to come together on Su ...Read more ›
U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component’ U.S. RETIREMENT Nari Rhee, author of “Race and Retirement Security in the United States
By Jazelle Hunt WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS), Working-age households contain residents 25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets trail similarly situated Whites. Among the 38.3 percent of Black househol ...Read more ›
By Freddie Allen WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking. According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11 ...Read more ›
Emma McQuiston is about to make history. She is about to become Britain’s first Black marchioness, which is one step below a duchess. McQuiston currently holds the title of Viscountess Weymouth. McQuiston recently had an elaborate fairy tale wedding to Ceawlin Thynn. The wedding included 355 guests, a wait staff of almost 200 and a magician. Ceawlin Thynn is a British businessman and the second child of Ale ...Read more ›
As news broke that George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin‘s killer, has once again been charged with an act of violence, Martin’s family reacted with an affirmation of faith. “Sybrina just keeps saying God is going to fix this, whatever the courts don’t fix,” said family attorney Benjamin Crump, speaking with his arm around Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, in Cambridge, Mass. on Monday. Fulton declined to make a ...Read more ›
By Your Black World The wife of George Zimmerman, the self appointed night watchman who fatally s**t unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday. Charges were brought against Shellie Zimmerman after she lied to a Florida court about her family’s income during a bail hearing. As part of the plea deal, Shellie Zimmerman avoids a felony perjury charge and is s ...Read more ›
The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of Blacks worked in brutal bondage right up until World War II.
America’s Twentieth-Century Slavery ...Read more ›
The Supreme Court just aided and abetted those who seek to suppress our right to vote. A narrow majority has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. This is the formula used to determine which states and localities need preclearance before changing their voting laws. With the formula scrapped, the Department of Justice's most effective tool to prevent voter disenfranchisement has ...Read more ›
By Blackbluedogs When the tragedies of life hit us, they can often hit without mercy. A man in Michigan knows this all too well, as he is trying to find a way to provide for his family in the face of overwhelming odds. Sean Kelley is about to be homeless, along with his wife and nine children. He was shot a few months ago after leaving a night club. The shooting left him blind and unable to work. “I could s ...Read more ›