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Today's Date: October 24, 2021
Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Press Conference and March: "Justice And the First Amendment "
Utz Brands to Report Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results on November 11, 2021
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas partners with Candace Jordan and Black Men United in a North Michigan Avenue random act of ki
Aleada Consulting Accepted Into Forbes Technology Council
Walgreens Now Offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Nationwide
Smokeball Ushers in Its Fourth-Annual Season of Giving
Groupon Announces Date of Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Aramark Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride by Naming Mark Wallace the 2021 Ian Bailey Pride of Aramark Award Recipient
Closing Achievement Gaps for African American Young Men in San Francisco
Korean War Naval Aviator Reunites With His Combat Fighter Plane
Macy’s, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes (ELLA) Prepares Young Female Athletes for Success
Apostle Crystal Moore Naylor is being recognized by Continental Who's Who
Foxy P's 2021 African Princes Of Comedy Tour Ramps For Tomorrow Night In The City Of Brotherly Love
Navy vs UC Face-Off to Start with Patriotic Team Fastrax Skydive
Polaris Healthcare announces its newest member, The Sentinel of Rockland, an assisted living community
Ángela Aguilar And Manzanita Sol Join Forces To Give Back To Los Angeles Community For Día De Los Muertos
Redbox to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
Netcapital Advisors’ Upcoming Women in Private Equity Webinar Series to Feature Keynote Speaker Gloria Feldt on the Topic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Honors Michael E. Kassan, Stacy Green and The Los Angeles Rams Raising Over $1,0
NY CABBIES SEEK RELIEF
NEW YORK - Hundreds of New York City taxi drivers, many of them minorities, today took their yellow cabs to City Hall to seek help. They want financial support from the City because of the sharp decline in ridership resulting from the COVID-19 impact. They also are complaining about the increased competition from Uber and Lyft and the fact that their taxi licenses have substantially decreased in value. The taxi licenses, which are issued in limited numbers by the City, once were valued at about one million dollars, but today are only worth a fraction of that amount. The drivers demanded debt forgiveness. ...
NYC Students Demand End To Job Bias
NEW YORK – Students and graduates from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, joined by members of the NY City Council, are demanding an end to credit checks by employees, which they charge unfairly blocks qualified students and recent graduates from needed jobs. ...
NYC Minority Housing Project Gets Good $$$ News
NEW YORK - The 4000 mostly minority tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses in New York’s South Bronx are receiving some good news today. That news is taking the form of a new, low interest, 30-year mortgage for $19 million dollars. NYC Comptroller John Liu told reporters the funds came from the NYC Employee Retirement System and the Police Pension Fund. ...
BLACKS EYE OBAMA'S JOBS SPEECH
Ahead of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Black California Congresswoman Maxine Water's is putting the pressure on the president to make clear just what it is he plans to do to help the communities suffering the most in this bad economy. In a statement issued today, Waters challenged the president to, "spend as much energy working to create jobs in the black community as he is campaigning for votes in one of the whitest states in the nation." ...
Despite Bleak Jobs Market Minorities Still Optimistic
- Findings from the Blair-Rockefeller Poll challenge long-held assumptions about the impact of the economy on political attitudes and voting behaviors, according to a new report released today by political scientist Todd Shields. The report, â€œThe Economy Across Race and Region: Unemployment Fails to Dampen Positive Outlook Among African Americans ...
Food Insecurity Higher In Minority Households
The USDA today released a new report of Food Security in the U.S.. The report showed that food insecurity rates were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the current federal poverty line ($22,350 for a family of four), households with children headed by single women ...
Report: Poverty Linked To Minority Health
After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of their neighbors are poor, according to a pair of studies unveiled today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The reports, A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisi ...
CA Black Community Rallies For LA Sports Complex
Citing Black unemployment, minority rights groups in the Black community are calling on California Senator Alan Lowenthal and all California legislators to stand up for jobs, especially for those hit hardest by the recession. The protest is co-sponsored ...
Study Debunks Minority Financial Aid Myth
A new report by financial aid and college planning author, Mark Kantrowitz, challenges the assumption that college grant money flows disproportionately to members of minority groups. Kantrowitz, an ABD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, says his paper presents data concerning the distribution of grants and scholarships by race. It debunks the race myth, which claims that minority students receive more than their fair share of scholarships. ...
Report: Black Males Unable To Hold On To Middle Class
According to a new report by Pewâ€™s Economic Mobility Project, a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult, The report, Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking Up from the American Dream, considers potential factors that cause a third of Americans who grow up in the middle â€“ defined ...
Chicago Minority Caucuses Push For Casino
Chicago City Councilâ€™s Black and Hispanic Caucuses this week joined the battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn over a land-based casino and slot machines at O'Hare and Midway airports. The City Council members said a ...
BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT SOARS
The Labor Department released the August jobs report today showing that while unemployment figures remained unchanged from July's 9.1 percent. Black unemployment climbed to 16.7 percent. This is the highest its been since 1984. The unemployment rate for Black males rose a whole percentage point to 18.0 percent and the rate for Black youths aged 16â€“19 jumped from 39.2 to 46.5 percent. ...
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