5 Facts About Black People In The U.S.

By Kristen Bialik, Pewresearch.org -

For the first time in U.S. history, 90% of Americans ages 25 and older have completed high school, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – and the share of blacks who have done so is also at the [...]

Housing Mobility Is Destabilizing Baltimore’s Black Communities

By Lawrence Brown, www.medium.com -

By Lawrence Brown for Medium - In many ways, the Thompson vs. HUD housing mobility strategy should be celebrated. Indeed, for the Black families that move, research shows improved health, labor, [...]

Raising Up Black Immigrants In The DACA Debate

By Sarah Anderson, www.inequality.org -

By Sarah Anderson for Inequality - By canceling a program that grants work permits and deportation protection for undocumented immigrants, the Trump administration has upended the lives of [...]

Crumbling Pipes, Tainted Water Plague Black Communities

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese, www.troubledwater.news21.com -

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese for Troubled Water - CAMPTI, La. – Deep in the winding mass of crumbling back streets in Campti, Leroy Hayes sets a glass of water from [...]

The Body Count Rises In The U.S. War Against Black People

By Ajamu Baraka, www.counterpunch.org -

By Ajamu Baraka for Counter Punch - Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice from the black community of Seattle, where the latest killing took place. Many might remember that it [...]

Mississippi County Cops Engage In ‘Systematic Targeting Of Black Residents’

By Nick Wing, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Nick Wing for The Huffington Post - The sheriff’s department of Madison County, Mississippi, methodically and often brutally targets black residents with a coordinated system of checkpoints [...]

Community Had Duty To Shut Down County Hearing On Burial Ground

By Marsha Adebayo, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Marsha Adebayo for Black Agenda Report - Black community members attempting to preserve an ancestral burial ground charge they were “deceived, misled and ambushed” by officials in suburban [...]

Baltimore’s Mayor Rejects $15 Minimum Wage Bill

By Danny Haiphong, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Danny Haiphong for Black Agenda Report - Black Agenda Report (BAR) has been the only media outlet in the United States to criticize and condemn mainstream Black political leadership. BAR [...]

Donald Trump’s Old Deal For Black America

By Jessica Levy, www.aaihs.org -

By Jessica Levy for Black Perspectives - On January 20, 2017, the world watched—many in horror—as Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States of [...]

8 Cities Have New Co-op-Style Black Worker Centers

By Melissa Hellmann, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Melissa Hellmann for Yes Magazine - Delonte Wilkins was looking for a fresh start when he was released from Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution in February. He polished [...]

Jeffrey Sterling On American Dream & Breaking Black Body

By Jeffrey Sterling, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Jeffrey Sterling for The Huffington Post - I am in a federal prison in Colorado. While here, I have read Ta-Nahesi Coates’ award-winning book Between the World and Me. Though my background is [...]

Corporation Sues Poor, Black Community Fighting Environmental Racism

By Kendra Pierre-Louis, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Kendra Pierre-Louis for Inside Climate News - "My dream," said Ben Eaton, one of the roughly 3,000 people who live in the working-class, mostly African-American hamlet of Uniontown, Alabama, [...]

Fighting To Live Free Of Police Violence While Black

By Alicia Garza, www.truth-out.org -

By Alicia Garza for Truthout - 2010 marked the beginning of a historic period of Black resistance to police terrorism and state-sanctioned violence. Beginning with the murder of Oscar Grant in [...]

Being Black Still Barrier To Rural Cooperative Board Membership

By John Farrell, www.ilsr.org -

By John Farrell for ILSR - In 32 years, little has changed for electric cooperatives in the South. A recent study published by The Rural Power Project shared results of a similar survey (of 313 [...]

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