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California Bans Confederate Flag

AFRICANGLOBE - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday prohibiting state agencies from selling or displaying items bearing the Confederate flag.

New York’s Evans Bank Accused Of Denying Loans To Black Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - New York state's attorney general on Tuesday accused regional bank Evans Bancorp of illegally discriminating against African-Americans in Buffalo by denying them mortgages. According to the lawsuit, Evans Bank deliberately disqualified African-Americans from its mortgage products regardless of their creditworthiness, a practice known as redlining.

Black Americans See Less Harmony With Police — And With Whites

AFRICANGLOBE - Nearly half (46 percent) of African Americans say they have "very little" confidence in the police to treat Blacks and Whites equally, according to a new USA Today/Pew Research Center poll.

Black Americans Not Satisfied With Obama’s Response To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

Militarization Of Ferguson: Instruments Of War Deployed Against Civilians

AFRICANGLOBE - Military equipment utilized in war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen was deployed against the Black people in Ferguson. Humvees and anti-mining devices were very much in evidence when SWAT units swept through the affected neighborhoods which have refused to end their demonstrations.

African Americans Putting Black America In Business

AFRICANGLOB - Black America does not lack the entrepreneurial skills and abilities to succeed in business, what they lack is access to capital. Having the vocational and academic skills to enter the 21st century labor market to compete in a global economy is only a mild stepping-stone to a larger picture.

Obama Woos African Leaders To Counter Growing Chinese Influence

AFRICANGLOBE - There was a wide expectation in Africa that Obama would be more willing to help the continent - a belief more rooted in the fact that the future president's father was born in Kenya than anything he actually said. Foote said that six years later Obama's reputation was mixed.

It’s Time To Admit That America Will Never Really Include Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - Last week, after watching another black man die at the hands of the New York City police, I can’t help but wonder whether there will ever be true equality for African Americans. The number of African Americans that have been victimized, murdered, terrorized, shot, and left for dead seems not just to be a legacy of some bloodstained Jim Crow past, but a part of a present moment that seems just as bleak.

U.S. Homeownership Riskier For Many African-Americans, Says Rice Study

AFRICANGLOBE - Based on a new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that while historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are new signs that emerging types of racial inequality are making homeownership an increasingly risky investment for African-American home seekers.

Feeling “Invisible,” Black Residents Flee Austin

Austin, with a population of 885,400, is among the country’s fastest-growing cities, luring residents with its live music scene, technology jobs and laid-back way of life. But the city is struggling to attract and retain African-Americans. Among large, fast-growing cities, Austin is the only one with a shrinking African-American population,

Success: Why Does It Elude Africans?

AFRICANGLOBE - African-Americans are by all indications the most exposed and endowed Black persons in the world given their presence in the US of America. But what is the collateral value of such presence? Your guess is as good as mine. Apart from building churches in every corner of the neighbourhood, they shun ownership of small businesses such as convenience stores.

Black Americans: The True Casualties Of Amnesty

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.

‘We’re In Denial Of The African Holocaust’ Says Ilyasah Shabazz

AFRICANGLOBE - "We're in denial of the African holocaust". "Most times, people don't want to talk about it. One is often restless or termed a racist just for having compassion for the African experience, for speaking truth to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trades, for speaking truth to the significant omission of our history. We don't want to sit down and listen to these things, or to discuss them. But we have to."

Searching For An Answer Behind Black America’s High Unemployment Rate

AFRICANGLOBE - The so-called recovery of the US economy has not been equally kind to everyone. Even as the unemployment rate has remained steady at 6.3% last month, the unemployment rate for African Americans, coming in at 11.5%, is currently more than twice as high as that for White Americans.

The Outlaw Columnist – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - Most people you know have a Facebook profile or a Twitter account but how many of your friends, family members and neighbors read Black publications or support Black broadcast programs? If you don’t know, social media companies censor posts that tell the truth about the Black experience in America.

The American System Of Racism

AFRICANGLOBE - Racism was not simply segregated schools or being forced to sit at the back of the bus. Segregation was one part of an entire system of discrimination and abuse created by White Americans for Black Americans.