Frank Petersen, first African-American Marine aviator, diesCNNPetersen retired in 1988 as a lieutenant general and the first black general in Marines' history. He told The Washington Post at the time of his military retirement that he felt he had improved things for African-Americans. "As much as I would like to ...and more »
Breitbart NewsObama: I Understand 'Cruelty Of Man' Because I'm An African-AmericanBreitbart NewsDuring a live webcast, President Obama sympathized with the persecution of the Jewish people, suggesting he was able to understand their plight because he was an African-American. Obama held a conversation with the leaders of American Jewish ...
International Business TimesTwitter 2015 Diversity Report Shows No Progress For African-Americans, Slight ...International Business TimesBut for African-Americans, Twitter actually took a step back. The company's U.S. workforce representation of African-Americans remained at just 2 percent while African-American representation within Twitter's leadership ranks fell from 2 percent to none.T
NOLA.comBlack leaders: Katrina recovery didn't lift African-American businessesNOLA.comBarbara Major, vice president for Citizens United for Economic Equity, said businesses run by African Americans have mostly sat on the sidelines as post-Katrina construction played out across the city. Most of that money has been spent and very little ...Rebirth and resentment in New OrleansThe Week Magazine
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to ...UGA TodayThe new UGA study, published in the Journal of Forestry, studied what African-Americans and other stakeholder groups think about these programs. These results are a major advancement to existing understanding about low participation rates, Dwivedi said.
African American leaders talk voting rights, regressionWECT-TV6The Countywide Community Development Corporation is “Celebrating the Dream” this weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
atlantadailyworldCommission on Medical Cannabis lacks African American presenceatlantadailyworld“Georgia currently has a population of 30 percent African Americans and are not represented anywhere on the commission,” she said. “Where my concern lies is the fact that there is a large disparity on how information is given to the African American ...and more »
Nashville's next mayor must serve African Americans tooThe TennesseanIf only Nashville's African-American community had the same assurances heading into the mayoral run-off election. One thing that I learned living in a “tiny house” was that life is best lived outside of the space, interacting with diverse people and ...and more »
Detroit Free PressAfrican-American Detroit pastors traveling to IsraelDetroit Free PressEckstein's group started an outreach program to African-American Christian communities about a year ago. The pastors and Eckstein see a tie between African Americans and Jewish Americans in terms of civil rights, given the involvement of Jews in the ...and more »
Chicago DefenderMcDonalds first african american senior executive & board member diesChicago Defender'Bob' Robert Beavers served as the 1st African American member of McDonald's Board of Directors. Robert McKinley Beavers Jr., McDonald's First African American Senior Executive and Board Member, Passes Away. Beavers Holdings LLC is deeply ...and more »