New York TimesObama Calls for Minimum Wage Rise and Equal Pay as Elections ApproachNew York TimesPresident Obama, speaking on Monday in Milwaukee at a festival hosted by the local A.F.L.-C.I.O., expressed optimism about the nation's economic recovery. Credit Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading ...Obama rallies Wisconsin workers at Labor
RTHow to rebuild trust between the police and African AmericansWashington PostA recent Pew survey measured a vast gulf in how blacks and whites view the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Eighty percent of blacks said that the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year-old African American, “raises important issues about race ...Poll: African Americans Think Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Sinc
With Ferguson raging, Arabs and Jews draw parallels with African-American...Jerusalem Post“The overlap and commonalities between African Americans and Arab Americans is sometimes a real one and more than just 'solidarity' on issues like profiling,” said Marc Sabbagh, a spokesperson for the AAI, “for example, when it comes to skin color of ...and more »
NPR (blog)'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'NPR (blog)Over at NewsOne, Donovan X. Ramsey contrasted two approaches President Obama has taken with black audiences: 1) the finger-wagging, pull-up-your-pants approach that he often takes with African-Americans, like the graduates at all-male Morehouse ...and more »
African-American Cultural Festival Fills Streets of Downtown RaleighTWC News“The stereotype for African-American males is that it's always something negative. And so come out here and see something like this where everybody is in a positive environment and celebrating their culture and doing something good in general just kind ...
Cultural Trail finally has its African-American artIndianapolis StarThree years after an African-American sculpture was scheduled to be installed on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a different piece of art has been selected to celebrate local black history on the bike-and-pedestrian path. "Talking Wall," a steel ...
Cecelia Burks: One hero from the African-American communityWicked Local NewtonAs we look and listen to the events that have kept us tuned into the goings on in Ferguson, it puts spotlight on the negatives of African-American communities. We are constantly being given information that shines a disturbing outlook referencing the ...and more »
For African-Americans in St. Louis, a long march for justiceSTLtoday.comBoth Mason, 74, and Dortch were black. But most public protests have been over civil rights, jobs and poverty. JIM CROW, WAR JOBS DRIVE MIGRATION. Until the end of the 19th century, the St. Louis-area's African-American population was relatively small.
African American Festival Wraps up in Raleigh SundayTWC NewsThe two-day event brought people from across the country and featured food, fun, and even art. The event gave North Carolina native and art vendor Richard Wilson a chance to sell some of the art he loves. Outlook; Radar. Sponsored by ...
Cardinals first African American pitcher honored with Living Legend Awardfox2now.com(KTVI)- At 90-years-old, many people would have enough stories to fill a book. But no one's book would be quite like Reverend William Greason. Rev. Greason is a World War II veteran who played in the Negro Baseball League and pitched for the St. Louis ...and more »