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A large percentage of black workers work full-time jobs for low wages.
Black Workers Civil Rights News

The “Age of Inequality” Has Ushered In Low-Wage Work for Black Employees

  African Americans urged to adopt new tactics to improve our condition By Frederick H. Lowe A substantial percentage of black men and black women work full-time jobs but earn part-time salaries, keeping their families improvised, according to a new report about black workers. The study, titled “Low-Wage Work in the Black Community in the Age of Inequality,” reported that […]

African-American Civil War re-enactors recently marched in a parade in Washington, D.C., honoring black troops who fought in the civil war.
Civil Rights News

U. S. Colored Troop Reenactors Honor Black Civil War Soldiers

  Trice-Edney News Wire–Commemorating 150 years since the end of the Civil War, reenactors marched in a Grand Review Parade May 16, to honor the United States Colored Troops. After the end of the war in 1865, African-American soldiers were prohibited from marching in the celebratory parade, although more than 209,145 black soldiers, many of them former slaves, fought for […]

Brownsville, Tennessee, will honor Elbert Williams, an NAACP official, who was murdered 75 years ago.
Civil Rights News Politics Slavery

Tennessee Town Will Honor Forgotten NAACP Official on the 75th Anniversary of His Murder

  By Frederick H. Lowe Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority black Hayward County, Tennessee, will be honored with the installation of a state-historical marker in downtown Brownsville, Tennessee, 75 years after his mutilated body was found floating in the Hatchie River. The installation of the historical marker, […]

Civil Unrest Expected This Summer —  The Same Dynamics Were In Force 50 Years Ago
News Politics

Civil Unrest Expected This Summer — The Same Dynamics Were In Force 50 Years Ago

  NEWS ANALYSIS By Richard Cohen ( — The indictment of six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was greeted with cheers from many in Baltimore and a collective sigh of relief from much of the country. At the same time, fully 96 percent of Americans expect additional racial disturbances this summer, according to a […]