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Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent

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 ...

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Meet Britain’s first Black marchioness

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 ...

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George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Says He Pointed Shotgun At Her

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 ...

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Perjury

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 ...

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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 ...

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Aiding and abetting voter disenfranchisement

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 ...

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Blind, shot father of nine about to be evicted after losing his job

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 ...

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One hurt, another apprehended in shooting at Ohio high school

La Salle High School in Cincinnati was on temporary lockdown Monday morning after reports of a shooting on campus. A student shot himself with a gun in front of his classmates at their Cincinnati high school Monday morning, officials said. Authorities arrived at La Salle High School after several students called 911 around 9 a.m. The victim, believed to have been trying to commit suicide in his classroom, w ...

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Boston Marathon Explosions Leave 2 Dead

BOSTON  — Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 50 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said. A third blast rocked the John F. Kennedy Library a few miles away and more than an hour later, but no injuries were reported, the police commissioner said. A senior U.S. intelligence o ...

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You are invited…Kick Butts Day Bash – April 13

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