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Black Americans Left Behind As Rights Milestone Nears: Economy

AFRICANGLOBE - Half a century after the Civil Rights Act committed the federal government to narrowing the racial divide, Black Americans are still being left behind. Blacks remain less likely to climb the income ladder and more likely to drop than Whites, according to research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago last month. It also found that Blacks will probably continue to suffer from lower mobility unless the causes of the disparities are addressed.

Republicans Want To Undo Voting Rights Secured In Lyndon Johnson Era

AFRICANGLOBE - Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, to outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and more. The law strengthened voting rights and pushed for an end to racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public places.