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African Americans are getting better care because of the Affordable Care Act

Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare

Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law (HealthDay News) — Americans’ access to health care is improving under President Barack Obama’s health care law, with greater gains among blacks and Hispanics than among whites, according to a federal government report. The proportion of uninsured adults under 65 fell from a high of 22 percent in 2010 […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Howard University and D.C. Public Schools Form Partnership

Howard University and D.C. Public Schools Form Partnership

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) –– The mayor of Washington, D.C., the chancellor of the city’s public schools and the president of Howard University announced a program to expose students to advanced college preparation. Beginning this fall, Howard will open its doors to 12th-grade students who attend Banneker Academic High School and […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · News
National Coalition Black Civic Participation will lobby on Capitol Hill

Black Men and Boys Group to Advocate on Capitol Hill

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill April 22-23. The program is a component of the new Gathering of Black Men Initiative of the NCBCP’s Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Engagement Program. “In light […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, News, Politics
Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th Infantry U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · History, News, Politics
Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce will lobby state legislators Wednesday, April 15th, in Springfield, the state capital, concerning issues that may affect black-owned businesses. Chamber members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Statue in front of the Capitol Building before separating to meet various legislators and other business people to discuss legislation that may positively or negatively […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, News, Politics
Justus Howell killed after being shot in the back by an unnamed Zion, Ill., police officer.

Cops Shoot 2 Black Men in the Back, Killing Both in Separate Incidents

By Frederick H. Lowe Two police officers in two different cities on the same day shot and killed two different black men by shooting the men several times in the back. Only one of the police officers has been named, fired, arrested and charged with murder, but the other cop was not named. Instead he has been assigned desk duty. […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 2 comments · News
Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote at Thursday's opening day of the National/International Reparations Conference.

National/International Reparations Conference Begins Today

Caribbean countries have put a case for reparations before the British Parliament; Organization formed here to push the reparations movement Representatives from 10 Caribbean countries are scheduled to attend a three-day National/International Reparations Summit that begins at 7 p.m. today, April 9, with a welcome rally at Mother AME Zion Church in Harlem. Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Africa, History, News
Men and women stand in line to vote in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Voters Elect Two African Americans to the City Council

Voters in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday elected two African Americans to the town’s city council, which is now evenly divided between three blacks and three whites. A heavy voter turnout elected Ella Jones, an African-American professor and Wesley Bell, an African-American judge, to the council. Dewayne James, who is also African-American, is a member of the council. In its 120-year […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Politics
Rosa Parks' face on the $20 bill.

Internet Voters Want Either Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

Two iconic black women, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, are among four finalists who are in line as possible replacements for President Andrew Jackson’s mug on the $20 bill. The late First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and recently deceased Wilma Mankiller, the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, are the two other finalists, according to Internet voters. Voters want to […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · History, News

African-American Unemployment Rate was 10.1% in March

The African-American unemployment rate in March continued its roller-coaster ride, never dropping down to the jobless rate of other racial ethnic groups, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The overall unemployment rate for African Americans last month was 10.1%, down from 10.4% in February. The jobless rate for men 20 years old and older was 10.0% in March, […]

by · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, News