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Labor Union files complaint against Dallas Cowboys owner

  By Frederick H. Lowe Local 100 of the United Labor Union that represents workers in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones because he threatened to bench any players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police murders of unarmed black men. Local […]

October 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Unemployment rate for black men declined in September

  1.5 million could not work due to hurricanes in Florida and Texas September’s jobless rate for the black men 20 years old and older dropped, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The unemployment rate for black men in this age group was 6.7 percent compared to 7.8 percent in August, BLS said. Despite the dramatic improvement, black […]

October 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Historians tell the stories of black doctors who served in World War 1

Historians tell the stories of black doctors who served in World War 1

Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley recently held a discussion about their book “African American Doctors of World War 1: The Lives of 104 Volunteers,” at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. Some 104 black physicians served 40,000 black combat troops assigned to segregated U.S. Army units during World War 1.  Despite a […]

October 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black journalists hire executive director

Black journalists hire executive director

The National Association of Black Journalists has named Sharon Toomer, a media executive and a nonprofit leader, executive director following a nationwide search. “We’re excited that Sharon will be joining us at this critical time in NABJ’s history,” said Sarah Glover, the organization’s president. “Her combined fundraising, organizational, executive management, journalism, and public affairs experience and skills make her a […]

September 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Help Wanted signs aren't meant for blacks

Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged

    Posted by Hilary Hurd Anyaso-Northwestern University Rates of discrimination against African Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind. “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalization of attitudes,” says Lincoln […]

September 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

By Frederick H. Lowe A Las Vegas police officer pointed a gun at Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s head and threatened to kill him if he moved after arresting him for no reason on Saturday, August 26.  Bennett posted his experience on twitter. Bennett was walking to his hotel after attending the Mayweather-McGregor fight when he and other members […]

September 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Jobless rate for black men climbs as job creation slows

  By Frederick H. Lowe The August unemployment rate for black men 20 and older went up as U.S. job creation slowed. The jobless rate for black men was 7.8 percent in August, up from 7.0 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. However, the jobless rate for black women 20 and older was 6.4 percent, […]

September 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus have expressed concern about the merger between Amazon and Whole Foods

Congressional Black Caucus concerned about Amazon/ Whole Foods deal

By Frederick H. Lowe Online retailer Amazon.com’s agreement to buy Whole Foods Market, the upscale grocery chain, for $13.4 billion has some members of the Congressional Black Caucus concerned because they fear it could lead to more food deserts in African-American communities. In a July 20 letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the […]

August 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Report: the changing workplace presents both an opportunity and a risk for blacks

By Frederick H. Lowe The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank for black-elected officials, recently released a report about the future of work and how it will affect African Americans. It’s  both a study and a warning that urges blacks to prepare for major changes in the workplace. The study titled “The Future of […]

August 5, 2017 · 0 comments ·
National Association of Black Journalists is searching for an executive director

National Association of Black Journalists is searching for an executive director

  The National Association of Black Journalists has hired Harris Rand Lusk, a New York-based executive search firm specializing in nonprofits, to lead a national search for a new executive director at NABJ. The search for an executive director is the first major item to be implemented following the successful completion of the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The NABJ is […]

June 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·