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D.C., Where Blacks Are No Longer A Majority, Has A New...

AFRICANGLOBE - As of Wednesday, a full-time employee will advocate for Black residents in the city of Marion Barry, Duke Ellington and Charles Drew — a “Chocolate City” where Blacks made up 70 percent of the population a generation ago but now no longer represent a majority.

Metro Washington, DC Among The Most Unequal Cities In US

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report, entitled “Bursting the Bubble: The Challenges of Working and Living in the National Capital Area,” details the massive growth of social inequality across the Washington, DC metropolitan area since the 2008 financial breakdown. The report, put out jointly in June by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and the Maryland Center for Economic Policy, shows that inequality and poverty reign even in the region which houses the US federal government and its many contractors, and is also the home of numerous elected officials who themselves are millionaires.

In D.C., State Of Black America Is A ‘Tale Of Two...

AFRICANGLOBE - “What distresses me the most is how we seemed to be in a cycle of losing ground on a number of fronts — voting, the fact that post-recession, the unemployment rate in black community remains high.