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August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

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According to a new study, the nation’s capital is leading the country in Black unemployment.

A state panel appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended a $6.25 increase in hourly wage for fast-food workers Wednesday, bringing minimum wage to…

While poverty rates have decreased for White and Asian families, Black children are more likely to live in poverty than children of other races, a…

The Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national rate and twice as high as that for Whites, even as the economy added 222,000 jobs…

President Barack Obama is on a roll. A bankroll, that is. In a proposal that could cover nearly 5 million workers, the president said Monday…

Have we finally rebounded from the great recession of 2008?

A study of 100 American cities, facilitated by Measure of America (an initiative of the Social Science Research Council), found that segregation is still affecting…

An Arizona woman who received an outpouring of donations last year after leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job…

Chicago-bred rapper Common (pictured) is known for his socially conscious music; Sunday night at the Golden Globes, he delivered a moving speech about how what happened…

The NAACP called on U.S. employers Friday to increase minority hiring after new national unemployment figures reflected a decline for Whites, but showed little-to-no change…