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How Black-Owned Businesses Help Reduce Youth Violence

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a new study published in Urban Affairs Review, the growth of Black-owned businesses was strongly linked to a reduction in Black youth violence between 1990 to 2000.

The U.S. Police Threat “Is Too High”

AFRICANGLOBE - Other countries manage to have police forces that do not indiscriminately gun down their citizens. Yet most Americans will support the police until it happens to them, but keep in mind that every time you get in your car you have placed yourself in far greater danger from police than you face from terrorists.

Documentary Sheds Light On Black Brazilians Affected By Military Police Massacres

AFRICANGLOBE - Sure there are plenty of things of which one can like about Brazil. But police murders and violent oppression of poor, mostly Black neighborhoods in not one of them. The number of homicides coming out of Brazil are more synonymous with a country at war than a country that officially ended a 21 year military dictatorship nearly 30 years ago. And although people still don’t like to admit the influence of race, the irrefutable fact is that such violence affects Black Brazilians much more than those who are considered White.

Payday Lenders Targeting Black Neighborhoods

AFRICANGLOBE - Payday lenders offer small uncollateralized short-term loans, typically using flat fees rather than annualized interest. In Alabama, lenders are allowed to charge up to $17.50 per $100 borrowed - that translates to an annualized interest of 456 percent.

The NYPD’s Shameful Message To Black Teens: “Get Out Of The...

AFRICANGLOBE - According to witness reports, on Sept. 22 at 2:45 p.m., NYPD officers in a patrol car trailed a group of Black teenagers...

Black Families Have Three Times Less Wealth Than Whites – Study

AFRICANGLOBE - The wealth gap between White and Black families has exploded over the past 25 years, affecting the comfort of Black families, the viability of Black neighborhoods and the opportunities of successive generations of African-American young people, according to a fascinating new study by Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Policies.