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Black man and white man hailing a cab. Guess who will get  a cab first.

Hailing a Cab While Black in Chicago

  New study explores discrimination by cab companies and the rise of ridesharing alternatives By Ben Wrobel ( —Christopher Griffin graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and he soon will resume working on his Ph.d at the University of Chicago. Griffin is also a pastor of a church. But he doesn’t wear his impressive credentials on his […]

Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail for a minor traffic violation

Sandra Bland and Jonathan Ferrell

  Editorial Police cutting down our best and brightest By Frederick H. Lowe My heart is broken because Sandra Bland died alone in a Texas jail cell after being arrested for failing to signal a lane change. It wasn’t a major crime, but the police made it into one with a death sentence. Bland, 28, who was from Naperville, Ill., […]

Nervous woman
Health News

New Way to Predict Breast Cancer in African-American Women

    Health It may lead to more black women participating breast-cancer exams By Lisa Chedekel Boston University A new way to predict breast cancer risk may lead to more African-American women taking part in breast cancer prevention trials. Researchers use models to predict risk to determine eligibility for recruitment into prevention trials. The Gail Model, which accurately predicts breast […]

Barack Obama helps former prisoners
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Black Sociologists to Meet

  They will discuss black life in the age of President Obama The Association of Black Sociologists will hold its 45th annual conference this August in Chicago with a thick catalog of issues that will examine African-American life in the age of President Barack Obama. The conference, scheduled for August 20-22 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, is titled “Race and […]

“For Sale” signs for single-family houses and condominiums proliferate in Boston’s gentrifying Jamaica Plain neighborhood. (Photo by Sandra Larson) This story is the last in our “BOSTON” series in NAM’s “Growing Older, Getting Poorer” section.

Boston: Gentrification Hits Elders on Housing Costs

  By Sandra Larson Bay State Banner/New America Media BOSTON–Boston’s South End is cited nationwide as a textbook example of gentrification, and the city’s Chinatown neighborhood is struggling for its very Chinese-ness as luxury towers proliferate there. In other Boston neighborhoods, residents and policymakers grapple with various stages of transformation, harboring hope there’s still time to slow things down, or […]

Eric Garner
Black Workers Men News

$5.9 Million and Everything Is Not Fine

  Eric Garner’s family will continue to push for charges against the cop who killed him By Frederick H. Lowe The New York City Comptroller announced on Monday that it agreed to pay Eric Garner’s estate $5.9 million in an out-of-court settlement for his murder by a New York City police officer. Garner died July 17, 2014, in Staten Island […]

Former President Bill Clinton said he regretted signing tough on crime bill.

Oh No, Mr. Bill

  Mass Incarceration Former president says he made a mistake signing 1994 crime bill that led to mass incarceration. Clinton was popular with black voters   By Frederick H. Lowe Former President Bill Clinton, ‘the first black president,’ according to author Toni Morrison, said he regretted signing a 1994 tough-on-crime bill that sparked mass incarceration, devastating the black community. Clinton, […]

Billboard shows the Nigerian Army wants to defeat Boko Harem
Africa News

Boko Haram Advancing in Nigeria, Neighboring Countries Drawn into Fight

  Human rights violations by Nigerian Army, however, blunt effort Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network ( — Despite threats to eliminate Boko Haram by Nigeria’s P resident, Muhammadu Buhari, the insurgent group refuses to go away.  On the contrary, they have launched new deadly attacks in that country. Boko Haram exploded two bombs  in […]