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Poll: Black People are Happy – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - You might think African-Americans might be more pessimistic about their lives. The housing crisis decimated pockets of Black wealth. The Black unemployment rate has been nearly double the national average for several years. But according to findings from a recent survey of African-American, you would be wrong.

The Way Out of the Black Poverty Cycle

It is becoming fashionable to argue that the low education achievement levels of African-Americans are caused by poverty. This is tantamount to an argument that the problem is insolvable, as poverty, especially Black poverty, is unlikely to become the focus of governmental action any time soon.

When Speaking to African-Americans Obama Becomes ‘Lecturer-in-Chief’

If anyone else had an unemployment rate among their youth that was anywhere as high as 35 or 40 percent, there would be warfare in this country. People are tired of hearing Obama's lectures on social responsibility without policies to address the myriad problems facing the Black community.

Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

AFRICANGLOBE - White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their African-American compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds. Analyzing the genetic makeup of Americans of European ancestry and African-Americans, researchers found that the former showed much less variation among

Have African-Americans Abandon Baseball

AFRICANGLOBE - perhaps the biggest reason baseball has declined in the African-American community is the most ironic reason of all: Jackie Robinson. Once the MLB was integrated, the Negro Leagues collapsed, while White MLB owners benefited handsomely from the participation of Black players

The Jamerican

AFRICANGLOBE - I am neither American nor Jamaican, and yet I am both American and Jamaican. I am a “Jamerican.” I was born in America, but my parents are Jamaican. Up until the late 1960s there were few people from the English-speaking Caribbean living in New York.

Nearly 60 Years the Murder of Emmett Till, New Details Emerge

AFRICANGLOBE - Almost six decades after White supremacists savagely murdered Emmett Till in 1955, new details and insights are emerging in one of Mississippi’s most infamous hate crimes. Professor Davis Houck said that African-American press coverage recorded in books has historically included..

Gun Deaths Shaped by Race In America

AFRICANGLOBE - Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else. The statistical difference is dramatic..

Black Teen Abortion Rates More Than Twice National Average

AFRICANGLOBE - A study by the Guttmacher Institute has revealed that Black women account for 30 percent of all abortions, despite African-Americans making up only 13 percent of the total population. In New York, for example, pregnancies among Black teens result in abortion 67 percent of the time.

State Terrorism: Blacks Two Times More Likely to Be Executed Than...

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report, released on Wednesday, shows that African Americans are twice as likely as Whites to receive death sentences, according to Mother Jones. The report, from University of Maryland criminology professor Ray Paternoster, examined the impact race had on sentencing in 504 cases. The findings are striking. From the report:

Getting Their Expiration Date: Black Commentators Out at CNN

AFRICANGLOBE - If you’re tuning in regularly to watch your favorite Black commentators on CNN, they won’t be on the air much longer. CNN is parting ways with long-established voices of Soledad O’Brien and Roland Martin and the network may also be planning to say goodbye to Donna Brazile

Roy L. Clay, Black Godfather of Silicon Valley

AFRICANGLOBE - Many accomplishments of African Americans such as Roy L. Clay tend to be erased or buried by mainstream historians. On one hand, successful sports and entertainment figures are idolized as we celebrate our physical and artistic talents. On the other hand, our mental giants – scientific innovators, inventors and titans of business – are rendered invisible.

Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan

AFRICANGLOBE - Professor Yosef Ben-Jochannan is an Egyptologist. Having taught at Cornell University for over 15 years, Dr. Ben, as he is affectionately known, has lectured widely on both sides of the Atlantic. His theme - the ancient civilizations of Egypt. His presentations have placed him in great demand by students and community groups, especially those of African descent.

Black Jobless Rate Still Twice That of Whites

The African American jobless rate is about twice that of whites, a disparity that has barely budged since the government began tracking the data in 1972. In last week’s jobs report, the black unemployment rate was 13.2 percent, while the white rate stood at 6.8 percent.

African American Leaders Deliver Agenda For Obama’s Second Term

Following a four-hour closed door meeting Monday, the leaders of four African American advocacy groups emerged looking pleased to announce a collective wish list...

Saratoga Exhibition Chronicles Black Participation in American Revolutionary War

Agrippa Hull, a freeborn African-American, joined the patriot cause of his own choosing and served the duration of the American Revolutionary War. The Stockbridge, Mass.,...