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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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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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The ’45TH NAACP Image Awards’ Nominees Announced

The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.  David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”),Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That Girl”) and Gina Torres(USA’s “Suits”) announced the ...

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’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Film Drama At Golden Globes

Shut out all night at the Golden Globes, the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” eked out the night’s top honor, best film drama, while the con-artist caper “American Hustle” landed a leading three awards, including best film comedy. David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for “12 Years a Sl ...

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State Cop Shoots At Van Full Of Children During Traffic Stop [VIDEO]

What began as a traffic stop turned into a wild police chase that led to a New Mexico State police officer shooting at a van full of children before ultimately arresting their mother. Oriana Farrell and her five young children were traveling on a highway south of Taos, New Mexico on Oct. 28 when a state officer pulled her over for going 71 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. What happened next will shock you. Read ...

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Deaf High School Football Player Is Unstoppable

T.J. Ellison (pictured) is an unstoppable opponent on the football field despite being deaf.  The teen, who attends Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., is held in the highest regard by his coaches and teammates for his can-do and non-defeatist attitude, which they say is infectious, according to My Fox Atlanta.   Even though Ellison was born deaf, he has no time for wallowing in self-pity and tries h ...

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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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Mike Tyson Goes In On Gold Digging Ex-Robin Givens In Memoir

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (pictured right) has led a life that few can even imagine. Tyson made a fortune but then lost it all as an ex-felon, drug abuser, womanizer, and sex addict. Yet, in recent years, Tyson has managed to rise above it all and has now found his happy place. In an honest and brutally raw account of his life, Tyson chronicles his life’s hits and misses in his upcoming memoir, ...

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Inaugural OIC of South FL Community Impact Video Blog, Vol. 1

OIC of South Florida's Community Impact Video Blog As your community-based, job-training and workforce center, we at OIC of South Florida wish to share some of the ways in which we positively impact our community. We introduce you to our inaugural monthly video blog where we will bring you right into some of the real time experiences of our programs, activities and ways by which we realize our mission. We i ...

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