Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

A 2011 study in Demography, “The Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons” (PDF), uses Census data from 1940 to 2000, with additional data from the Census Bureau’s companion American Community Survey, to compare higher education completion rates for black men and women between 1940 and 2000. The rates were then measured against comparable …

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Documentary: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Documentary: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while …

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SNITCH | Lock it Down America!

SNITCH explores the consequences of Federal Mandatory Minimum drug laws and the use of confidential drug informants. Becoming one of the 2.2 million people behind bars is easier than you think. Go to www.TakePart.com/SNITCH to learn more and take action by signing the petition. SNITCH | Lock it Down America!

Robin Roberts Returns Back To "Good Morning America" After Battling Cancer and Rare Blood Disorder

Robin Roberts Returns Back To “Good Morning America” After Battling Cancer and Rare Blood Disorder

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts is returning back to work today, February 20, 2013. After being diagnosed last year with breast cancer, she was then diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. The 52-year-old was then was forced to undergo a bone marrow transplant, and amongst all of this – she also …

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DEO settles with Black Business Investment Fund over fee dispute

DEO settles with Black Business Investment Fund over fee dispute

The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida reached a settlement with the Department of Economic Opportunity late last week, putting to rest months of legal haggling over the group’s certification. Last year, DEO rejected BBIF’s application for certification under the state’s Black Business Loan Program, a state-run program that helps majority black-owned businesses get …

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Brooklyn Homeless Man Sues Parents For Not Loving Him

Brooklyn Homeless Man Sues Parents For Not Loving Him

In a lawsuit, Bernard Anderson Bey (pictured) is demanding that his parents pay him the hefty sum of $200,000 because he felt unloved and abandoned by them, which allegedly caused him to become homeless and destitute, reports the New York Post. The 32-year-old claims in the bizarre Brooklyn Supreme Court-filed document that his stepfather, Bernard Manley, beat him, …

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Incarceration rate for African-Americans now six times the national average

Incarceration rate for African-Americans now six times the national average

The incarceration rate for American-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them. “Prison has become the new poverty trap,” Bruce Western, a Harvard sociologist, told the New …

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