Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2012
Activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis says she is “absolutely” a “supporter of the DREAM Act.
The Root, Commentary, Posted: Feb 28, 2012
Amid the Oscar remembrances, there was one glaring oversight: actor Dick Anthony Williams, who passed away earlier this month.
New America Media/Richmond Pulse, News Report, Posted: Feb 28, 2012
A restorative approach to school discipline has lowered suspension rates while improving all around relations at Richmond High.
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2012
Florida’s student population has become poorer each year since the economy collapsed in 2008.
Black Voice News, News Report, Posted: Feb 25, 2012
The United States Labor Department reported that the Black unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in almost three years.
The Final Call, News Report, Posted: Feb 24, 2012
Members of the African American community in New York are pushing back against what they say is "a pattern of killings and abuse" at the hands of the N.Y.P.D.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Feb 24, 2012
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives threatens to undermine the health, dignity, and human rights of all women of color.
Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Feb 22, 2012
New Orleans city officials are aggressively pushing back against a “devastating” proposed $15 million cut to inpatient mental health and substance abuse services.
The Root, Commentary, Posted: Feb 21, 2012
Former NBA great Allen Iverson's most recent offer to play pro sports comes from another league and involves a different ball.
The Root, Commentary, Posted: Feb 16, 2012
Homophobic displays by blacks hurt our ability to demand racial equality from the rest of society.
Pew Center on the States, News Report, Posted: Feb 16, 2012
A new study released by the Pew Center indicates that 1.8 million registered voters in the U.S. have died -- yet remain in the system.
New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Feb 16, 2012
President Obama wants over 2.5 million home care aides protected by the U.S. Fair Labor Act, but the home care industry is fighting the move.
New America Media, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 14, 2012
The great fear a year ago when President Obama unveiled his budget for 2012 was that he caved to the GOP and Tea Party hardliners.
Washington Informer, Commentary, Posted: Feb 14, 2012
President Barack Obama recently launched an "African Americans for Obama" campaign to target Black voters.
New America Media, Question & Answer, Posted: Feb 13, 2012
Missing from this weekend's Grammy Awards were 31 categories, including mariachi, Hawaiian and Native American folk music.
Colorlines, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 13, 2012
Though speculation continues to swirl about exactly how she died, vocal legend and pop diva Whitney Houston’s legacy is, in many ways, already set.
Black America Web, Commentary, Posted: Feb 13, 2012
The pop stardom that Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson take for granted now was ushered in on Whitney Houston's multi-octave voice.
Blackmediascoop.com, News Report, Posted: Feb 13, 2012
Whitney Houston’s autopsy is said to be complete but we’re still awaiting the toxicology reports.
EdSource, News Report, Posted: Feb 10, 2012
Large numbers of community college students are struggling to pass the college-level math classes they need to complete a degree or transfer to a four-year institution.
Tri-State Defender, Commentary, Posted: Feb 10, 2012
The DOE's “Gainful Employment Rule” links a school’s access to federal loan financing to students’ default rate.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2012
A racially-charged dispute between a customer and the Korean owner of a gas station in Dallas reveals tensions between blacks and Koreans in the city.
Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012
Ramyaccount.nytimes.com/auth/loginmarley Graham, 18, was shot and killed by a NYPD officer in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon after running into his home as undercover officers pursued him. He’s the third person the NYPD have killed in a week. According to the police spokesperson, he was unarmed.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012
Experts on an aging say a new report on ethnic elders and Social Security shows Washington needs to improve the program’s fairness, not cut it.
The Miami Times, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 05, 2012
Higher abortion rates among African American women are a symptom of massive health care disparities.
New America Media/SF Bay View, News Feature, Posted: Feb 02, 2012
Little attention has been paid to the connection between African American beauty products and adverse health outcomes. Recent studies suggest that may change.
New America Media, News Report, Posted: Feb 01, 2012
NAM contributor Earl Ofari Hutchinson reflects on the legacy of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius, found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide.
The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 01, 2012
According to a new report, segregation levels for African Americans across the country have reached historic lows.