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Millions of U.S. jobs are not coming back as country reopens

Markets cheered on June 5, when new data showed a surprising decline in unemployment in the United States. And this was welcome news for a country tired of being on lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis. But don't expect all jobs to come back.

Op-Ed: In the wake of the Ferguson riots, 'white privilege' revisited

While protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson and elsewhere continued through the Thanksgiving weekend, the concept of "white privilege" has been presented as an acceptable phraseology.

Op-Ed: What have we learned from Black History Month? Special

Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States. As the month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned. Books, documentaries, and feature films are resources for gleaning new information.

Op-Ed: The significance of Black History Month

In the second decade of the 21st century, people-classified-as-black in America comprise about 12 percent of the U.S. population, about 40 million individuals. Nevertheless, their historical impact on the country far exceeds their numbers.

Trailblazing 'Imitation of Life' actress Juanita Moore dead at 99

Los Angeles - Juanita Moore, the third African-American actress to win a "Best Supporting Actress" Academy Award nomination, recently died in her home at age 99. Her iconic role as Annie Johnson in "Imitation of Life" also won a Golden Globe nomination.

Op-Ed: College football — The South shall rise again

Birmingham - Racial dominance still plays a role all across the South. This time, things are different, because the South is winning.

4th violent flash mob in Philadelphia provokes crackdown

Maybe there is something in Philadelphia's water, but teens in the American city have been participating in random acts of rampage since last year.

Seniors Celebrate Close-Knit Relationships in Black Community Special

People say goodbye to important senior members in small town African American communities in ways that demonstrate special relationships. Transitions reflect a close-knit pattern of associations unlike anywhere else.

African Americans Differ from Whites on Religious Views Special

African Americans demonstrated against gay marriage in California. Research supports they are more conservative on some social issues than white and claim to be more religious as well.

Do Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Still Speak for African Americans? Special

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been high profile spokespersons for African Americans for years. They are regularly interviewed about issues having to do with that group. But since the election do they continue to be in charge?

'Don't Act White' a Recipe for Education's Descent

John Winston declares the message kids give each other “don't act white” has put education in trouble. He says that this message causes young people to downgrade learning from early grades. He also maintains it keeps people hating each other.

African Americans Receive Major Boost in Genealogy Tracking

One of the worst parts of the shame of slavery was the loss of ancestors and personal history of millions of people. For centuries African Americans were unable to trace their ancestors except by oral histories.
 

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