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March 26, 2023
The disparity in homeownership rates, as well as widespread appraisal discrimination, are compounding the massive income gap between Black and white households and thwarting Black Americans’ efforts to create generational wealth, the report notes. In 2020, the average white family held 12 times the wealth of the average Black family, and home equity is the […]
March 25, 2023
Throughout the pandemic, Black Americans have made up a disproportionate share of cases, hospitalizations and deaths compared to any other racial or ethnic group. Now, doctors and advocates . . .
March 24, 2023
To help close the racial wealth gap, the U.S. government should pay $14 trillion in reparations to Black Americans, according to William A. Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen, authors of “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century.” In an interview with CNBC, Darity, a Duke University professor, and Mullen, a […]
March 20, 2023
Nigerian Afrobeats singer Burna Boy set off a debate over the relationship African-Americans have with Africa. But in all of the brouhaha over his comments, Burna Boy came out for reparations for Black Americans. Burna Boy rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing the song “Like to Party,” the lead single from his debut studio […]
Credits Alden Young is an assistant professor of African American studies and a member of the International Institute at UCLA. He is a 2021-22 Berggruen Institute Fellow. In the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, before the Kingdom’s captives departed for the New World to be enslaved, they were forced “to march around the ‘Tree of […]
March 19, 2023
AFSCME Local 1733 sanitation workers strike in Memphis in 1968 as National Guard members watch. One carries a sign that reads “End dismal working conditions now.” Source: “National Guard,” I Am A Man, accessed 2-17-23 Historically, Black Americans have faced significant discrimination and have been refused equity in our society, including in workplace safety and health. At […]
March 18, 2023
(RNS) — Ninety-seven years ago, Carter G. Woodson began his campaign to initiate Negro History Week, which would later become Black History Month, to celebrate the rich history of African Americans’ contribution to this country. But even then, the legacy of Black Muslim Americans was at times intentionally left out. Islam was largely introduced to […]
March 12, 2023
Getty Images Accra is known for its welcoming vibe, especially when locals find out you’re from somewhere else and decided to “come home.” In fact, you will feel safe and welcome from the moment you arrive. As life becomes more threatening to Black people in America, many have chosen and are talking about moving […]
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March 11, 2023
September 9, 2021In majority-Black communities, the prevalence of convenience stores means limited access to fresh, healthy food options. One out of every five Black households is situated in a food desert, with few grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets.