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By Adam Serwer
Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released its report on the racial wealth gap in American society, with some really depressing results. The economic crisis essentially wiped out the wealth gains made by people of color over the past 20 years, resulting in “lopsided wealth ratios,” that “are the largest since the government began [...]
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vt., by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in [...]
Finest: Ericka Pittman, Dia Simms, and Erin Harris
Posted by UPTOWN on Sep 21, 2010
By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Photography by Ashley Sky Walker
THEY ARE: A trio of savvy women brought in to helm Sean “Diddy” Combs’ NYC-based cross-cultural marketing and advertising group, the Blue Flame Agency. Initially launched in 1999, the firm was relaunched in 2007 [...]
Scott Martelle Contributor
Source: AOL News
(July 21) — Middle-class black Americans dipped into their retirement accounts to stay afloat during the recession at a higher rate than their white counterparts did, broadening the “retirement gap” between whites and African-Americans, according to a new study.
Nearly half of all blacks making at [...]
VH1 changing tone with black reality shows
By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/04/06/entertainment/e070310D40.DTL#ixzz0kMZ1lCkP
On her new VH1 reality dating show, Rozonda Thomas — better known as Chilli from the groundbreaking hip-hop group TLC — doesn’t lounge in bubble baths or hand out fake bling to her suitors. Instead, the 39-year-old [...]
The author Dhyia wrote this piece for Progress Illinois. She is a non-profit management consultant with the virgoProject, LLC. Wal-Mart did not respond to her request for an interview. For respectful exchanges of ideas please feel free to share comments at email@example.com.
I first noticed Henry* at the Wal-Mart store located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. [...]
This piece was written in 2004 for USA Today by Yolanda Young. It bears re-reading
Next time you see that ‘player of the year ‘flawsin’ in that 2007 Chrysler 300 sittin’ on 23’s while he’s pulling it into a parking stall of a rented apartment hand him this article.
These are tough economic [...]