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The World’s Most Optimistic People Live In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The three countries with the brightest prospects in the next year are all emerging or developing economies in Africa, while three with the bleakest outlooks are advanced economies, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted March 25 through May 27.

For First Time, Number Of Black Kids In Poverty Overtakes Number...

AFRICANGLOBE - Here's the latest indication that huge portions of the U.S. have missed out on the economic recovery: The number of Black children living in poverty overtook the number of poor white children for the first time since the Census began tracking the children's poverty rate in 1974, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday.

As Caribbean Immigration Rises, Miami’s Black Population Becomes More Foreign

AFRICANGLOBE - One in three Black residents in Miami is now an immigrant, a reflection of a nationwide trend that shows immigrants making up a rising share of the country’s Black population, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

Islam Projected To Be World’s Largest Religion By 2070 – Study

AFRICANGLOBE - Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half century because of a higher fertility rate. While Christianity will remain a dominant global religion, it will lose majority religious status in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Australia.

White People Have 13 Dollars For Every Dollar Held By Blacks

AFRICANGLOBE - While the wealth of whites leveled off as the economy began to heal between 2010 and 2013, Blacks and Hispanics experienced continued decline. The result is an expanding racial wealth gap. Now whites have 13 dollars for every dollar held by African Americans, a level of inequality not seen since 1989

Futuristic Technology A Cause For Concern

AFRICANGLOBE - A recent report released by the Pew Research Center, which sought to gauge public opinion about our rapidly changing world, found that while people are generally upbeat about anticipated developments in science and technology, there’s no shortage of apprehension.

Most Americans Don’t Think Obama Is Actually Black – Survey

AFRICANGLOBE - Four years ago, President Barack Obama ticked off a box in a U.S. Census form that said, "Black, African American, or Negro." But according to a new poll, a majority of Americans do not think that the first African-American president in the United States is truly Black,

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.

Presidential Poll Shows Large Racial Divide

A Pew Research Center presidential poll released this week found a racial chasm possibly of historic proportions among White Americans and other ethnicities in their support...

Obama Will Lose The Election If African-Americans Don’t Turn Out to...

In 2008, African-Americans clinched the White House for Barack Obama by turning out to vote in record numbers. In that year's U.S. presidential election,...

The White Surge

Surge? What’s all this talk about a surge? Sure, President Obama appeared comatose in the first debate. And yes, Mitt Romney turned in a commanding performance....

Black Secularists and The Church

African American mythology tells us that the Black Freedom Movement was born in the church. That’s because “the Black church has had better propagandists...

We Need a Black Economic Renaissance

When the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 46.2 million Americans were now living in poverty, it wasn't a stretch to guess which group of Americans topped the list: African Americans. This was no surprise, given the black unemployment rate of 16.7 percent, nearly double the 9 percent national rate.