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Take This Quiz On The State Of African-American Health & Fitness

AFRICANGLOBE - Has having a Black man in the White House trickled down and improved economics, fitness and health for the 44.5 million African-Americans? Think you know the answer to these questions? Then challenge yourself with my African-American health and fitness quiz.

61 Percent Of Black Americans Say Race Relations Getting Worse

AFRICANGLOBE - American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of Black Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States.

Sad: Black Americans The Number One Users Of Social Media

AFRICAMNGLOBE - A new study by the Pew Research Center reports that 29 percent of African Americans tweet, compared to 16 percent among Whites and Latinos, respectively. And 30 percent of Blacks use LinkedIn, compared to the 22 percent of the Whites and 13 percent of Latinos who post resumes and connect on the professional networking site.

The Great Migration Turned The Tide For Black Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - The progressive era was anything but “progressive” for Black Americans. In the era after Plessy v. Ferguson, Black Americans learned that the great reform ethos that was sweeping the nation — for women’s suffrage, for justice for the working classes, for laws against child labor — simply didn’t extend to them.

Is The American Dream Of Homeownership Ending For Black Americans?

AFRICANGLOBE - The US Senate is currently considering legislation that would turn back the clock on homeownership opportunities for Black Americans. The Corker-Warner legislation would transfer the securitization role that historically has been performed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a new government agency, the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation.

Who Really Create Jobs?

AFRICANGLOBE - Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to the ability of the President of the United States to “create jobs” during their terms in office. But, in the reality of America’s economy, the private sector is where jobs originate.

Black Americans Still Not Fully Recovered From Great Recession

AFRICANGLOBE - A series of policy decisions by the United States government has brought into stark reality the continuing oppression of the African American people. Despite claims that the country is in a gradual economic recovery, millions are being thrown into poverty and prolonged joblessness.

Top 6 Countries That Grew Filthy Rich From Enslaving Black People

AFRICANGLOBE - Slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street, such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers, made fortunes from investing in the slave trade, the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350-year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North.

Economic Justice Eludes Black Americans 50 Years After MLK’s ‘Dream’

Focusing only on the eloquence and power of King’s oratory has caused even some of his admirers to miss the historical context of King’s call for social equality and the contemporary significance of the issues of that day. The March on Washington was organized both to demonstrate public support for civil rights legislation and to call for action to address the high unemployment rate among Black Americans.

More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics – REALLY?

AFRICANGLOBE - Americans consider Blacks more likely to be racist than Whites and Hispanics in this country according to a recent right-wing poll by Rasmussen.

AIDS is Not the Primary Killer of African-Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - Most news accounts about the effects of AIDS on the Black community never focus on solutions. This misconception is evidently a common one. For example, Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS, stated “AIDS remains the leading cause of death in African-American women in the USA

Living in a False World: Black Americans Happier Than Before –...

AFRICANGLOBE - How much better is life for Black Americans compared with the early 1970s? One way to try and answer that question is to look at measures of subjective well-being, which for the inexact purposes of this blog we’ll call “happiness.”

Majority of Black Americans Reject Gay Rights as Civil Rights

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a new poll commissioned by Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Bob Johnson and conducted by Zogby showed that 55 percent of African-American adults do not agree with the claim that gay rights are the same as civil rights for Blacks.

Black Americans Are Not Stupid, Nor Do We Need Your Advice:...

Black Americans, with our political struggles and triumphs, style, fashion, energy, and culture, are the most imitated people on Earth. It is only natural that there are tens of millions of White voters who would follow our lead and vote for Obama.

Why This Recovery is More Jobless for Black Americans Than Others

AFRICANGLOBE - When pressed about whether or not he feels an obligation to address the crisis of Black unemployment, President Obama has supplied a...

Black Defendants, White Jury

AFRICANGLOBE- It was a high profile criminal trial - that resulted in a hung jury. Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox was on trial last month...