Stories from the latest issue:


Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper ( — A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Health found black mortality rates are much higher in areas with greater levels of racism. The study gauged the levels of racism across 196 media markets based on […]

President Barack Obama
Black Workers Most Popular Stories News Politics

Will the proposed trade agreement be another bad deal for black workers?

  Previous deals have cost black workers hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs African Americans have lost 281,000 manufacturing jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization   By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama is seeking Congressional authority to move quickly on  the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement, but if TPP is anything like earlier contracts, black workers will […]

B.B. King and Lucille, his guitar. Mr. King died last week.
Arts Music News

B.B. King is dead but his music lives on

By Frederick H. Lowe Legendary Bluesman B.B. King died Thursday night in his Las Vegas home from a series of small strokes, a spokesperson for the Clark County (Nevada) Coroner’s Office, told on Monday. Mr. King had been receiving home hospice care since May 1, following a second hospital stay in April when he suffered Multi-infarct dementia, which was […]

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. as a cadet at the United 
States Military Academy.
Civil Rights History News Politics

United States Military Academy honors Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

  Classmates didn’t speak to Davis when he was a West Point cadet By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Military Academy is erecting cadet barracks that will be named in honor of Four-Star General Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the fourth African-American and the first in the 20th century to graduate from West Point. The barracks, which will house 650 […]

President Barack Obama presidential library will be in Chicago.
News Politics Videos

It’s Sweet Home Chicago for President Obama’s Presidential Library

The foundation  also will maintain offices in New York and Hawaii By Frederick H. Lowe After weeks of  speculative newspaper articles and rumors, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made it official on Tuesday, announcing that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago’s South Side, where the president worked as a community organizer and was […]

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients with Heart Failure

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients with Heart Failure

Treating mental health condition might improve cardiovascular health, expert says By Robert Preidt (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black- heart failure patients, a new study finds. Researchers assessed depression symptoms — such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopelessness or helplessness — in nearly 750 black […]

Child Fears Violence From Cops More Than Criminals
Civil Rights Deadly police shootings News

Child Fears Violence From Cops More Than Criminals

Opinion By Linn Washington Jr. PHILADELPHIA— I was seething inside as I watched the live television coverage of the recent rebellion/riot in Baltimore as we witnessed yet another explosion caused by America’s historic failures to rein in abusive police. Then I received a text message that led to a conversation that absolutely broke my heart. The conversation was with my […]

Frazine Taylor will teach a course in black genalogy to help African American trace their family tree.

Alabama State University to Offer Course in Black Genealogy

Alabama State University, a historically black university in Montgomery, will offer a course in black genealogy during June that will help African Americans map out their family trees. “Genealogy Colloquia, ” which is being offered from June 21-26, will concentrate on the black colonial, antebellum, reconstruction and civil rights era records located at Alabama State University, Alabama Department of Archives […]

Black Unemployment Rate Was 9.6%in April
Economics News

Black Unemployment Rate Was 9.6%in April

…. Still much higher than any other group   By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the April unemployment rate for African Americans on a seasonally adjusted basis was 9.6%, down from 10.1% in March as the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 223,000 jobs, but the overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.4%. The […]