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Source: LA Times
Thinking back on the 1992 L.A. riots, specific images come to mind: the grainy video of the Rodney King beating, burning buildings, and police and military on the streets. More fuzzy in the collective memory for many is the emotional and physical toll the mayhem took on the Korean American community [...]
Cynthia Bailey, arguably the most glamorous of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” shivered in a sleeveless red shift, microphone in hand.
It was oddly cold, but the intrepid model carried on. She had a job to do: interviewing the talent that swaggered down the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards.
All along the police [...]
Source: New York Times
By ROB HUGHES
LONDON — A defender heads a soccer ball. No big deal, except that Éric Abidal is not a player anyone expected to see back in training this soon after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his liver in mid-March.
Abidal is not his normal imposing self [...]
Thomas J. Sugrue, a professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit and Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
Source: New York Times
At first glance, the numbers released by the [...]
Detroit, once America’s fourth most populous city, will fall below Midwestern neighbors like Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Ind. as well as southern cities like Jacksonville, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., and Austin and Fort Worth, Texas.
Fueled by the implosion of the domestic auto industry, the Motor City’s 238,270-resident decline helped make Michigan the only state to experience [...]
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By: Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY
The black population is declining in a growing number of major cities — more evidence that the settlement pattern of African Americans is changing as they disperse to suburbia and warmer parts of the nation.
2010 Census data released so far this year show that 20 of the 25 cities that [...]
WASHINGTON – The Great Migration, the 60-year escape from segregation and racism that brought American blacks to the North, has reversed course. Better jobs and quality of life in the South are beckoning, as is the lure of something more intangible — a sense of home.
“It’s no coincidence that the shift is happening as we [...]
The problem of cheap exploitable labor confronts the entire world. African laborers on the African continent are still some of the poorest paid laborers in the world. Therefore, various African men from North and West Africa have illegally migrated to parts of Europe in search of work. These poorly paid laborers migrate from their homes [...]
Hundreds of thousands of southern Sudanese who fled their homeland during Sudan’s civil war are signing up to vote absentee in the January 9 independence referendum. Former war orphans, the so-called ‘Lost Boys’, are leading the absentee vote campaign at a registration centre in the Ethiopian capital.
Nihal Aciek [...]