Archive for March, 2015

Unemployment for blacks has not improved very much.

Black Unemployment Remains Higher than Pre-Recession Levels in 28 States

Black unemployment remains higher than pre-recession levels in 28 states although the jobless rates for whites, Hispanics and Asians have fallen to just above their pre-recession levels, the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, recently reported. “While the national white and Hispanic unemployment rates were each within 1 percentage point or their pre-recession levels in the fourth quarter […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Father's Day Rally  for Prostate Cancer

African-American Churches Will Offer Prostate Cancer Screening

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has scheduled its 7th annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in which the Quincy, Mass.-based organization will partner with African-American churches nationwide to raise awareness about the often deadly disease. The network will host a prostate health educational symposium on April 25 at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Va. On June […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · News, prostate cancer

100 Black Men of America Conference will be held in Houston

100 Black Men of America Inc. will hold its 29th annual conference June 3-7 in Houston at the Hilton Americas Hotel. The convention will host an opening ceremony town hall, workshops, computer labs, fitness sessions, a gala and a concert. Individuals can register online at 100 Black Men of America

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Trevor Noah

Will South African Comedian Noah Sail the Daily Show into New Waters?

Comedy Central on Monday named South African comedian Trevor Noah, 31, the new host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” replacing Stewart. Noah, who joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor, will take over hosting duties later this year. Stewart announced in February that he was leaving the show, which mocks television news, satirizes both politicians and […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago Alderman.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released to a Halfway House

The downfall of a power couple By Hazel Trice Edney ( — Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was on the short list to become a U.S. Senator, replacing Barack Obama, or mayor of Chicago, but was sentenced to prison instead,  on Thursday was released to a halfway house this week near Baltimore to complete the balance of his prison […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Politics
The firing of a Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill black man, has been upheld.

Firing of Milwaukee Cop Upheld in the Shooting Death of a Mentally Ill Black Man

Another mentally ill black man shot to death by police in Georgia is buried The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has upheld the firing of Christopher Manney, a Milwaukee police officer, for the shooting death of an unarmed black man who suffered from schizophrenia. Manney shot Dontre Hamilton, 31, 14 times during a scuffle last April in the city’s Red […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · News
John Urschel

Baltimore Ravens John Urschel Knows “Xs” and “Os” and a Lot about Math

He recently co-authored a paper for an international math journal John Urschel, a competitive chess player and a starting offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, has co-authored a research paper for the Journal of Computational Mathematics, a refereed publication sponsored by the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · News

Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases

Study finds changes under Affordable Care Act also made treatment available (HealthDay News) — The number of people with newly diagnosed diabetes increased by 23 percent in states that expanded the number of low-income people who are eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports. “The study demonstrated the benefit of new Medicaid coverage in identifying […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has set standard for recreational marijuana use.

Possessing Small Amounts of Marijuana Is Now Legal in Jamaica and Washington, D.C.

Jamaica and Washington, D.C.,  have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Jamaica’s parliament recently gave final approval to decriminalize possession of up to two ounces of marijuana. Their parliament also approved the “Cannabis Licensing Authority” to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medical and scientific uses. Cultivation of up to five plants is permitted. The bill […]

TJX, which owns T.J. Max, recently announced that is raising the pay for part-time and full-time employees.

TJX Companies to Raise Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Sales Associates

Following a path blazed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., TJX Companies Inc., owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post Associates, announced last week that it will raise the salaries of its part-time and full-time hourly U.S. store associates. U.S. part-time hourly associates will earn at least $9 per hour beginning in June. And sometime in 2016, hourly associates […]