C. Virginia Fields notices that at almost every turn, sex is being used to advertise everything from sodas to automobiles. Yet, candid discussions about protecting African Americans from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, is often missing from homes, schools, barbershops, churches and other community institutions
On any given day, nearly 23 percent of all young Black men ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school are in jail, prison, or a juvenile justice institution in America, according to a disturbing new national report on the dire economic and social consequences of not graduating from high school.
officials warn that the H1N1 flu virus is spreading rapidly and that the Black community may have a higher rate of existing health conditions that could make the illness a serious threat.
They say you won't get anywhere in life until you know where you've come from. But for the countless number of African Americans in this country, the simple act of knowing one's history is a complicated and painful notion.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vitriol and invective have often stained American politics, but the falsehoods, half-truths and innuendo now speeding across partisan airwaves and the Internet are drowning out the country's moderate political center...
The rally stemmed from the August shooting of Mark Barmore in the basement of the Kingdom Authority Church. According to witnesses, Barmore, who was wanted for questioning by police regarding a domestic dispute, was pursued by Officers Oda Poole and Stan North into the church. After emerging from a storage room with his hands up and head down, officers shot the 23- year old man twice in the neck and three times in the back, as pre-school children looked on.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The number of African-American law school students is at an all-time high, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.