Some 50,000 blacks in Georgia are barred by law from working in 20 occupations that require a professional license because of their prior criminal convictions.
The Black community should take a larger role in curbing mass incarceration and be less reliant on public officials to slow prison growth, says Rev. Hebert Brown III, community organizer and leader of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Thirty. That is the number of journalists killed on the job so far in 2015, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists,
On Monday, May 18, Rahm Emanuel stood on stage at The Chicago Theatre, a landmark located on State Street in the famed Loop, to take the oath of office beginning his second term as mayor.
One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, a group held a rally calling for people to get involved in stopping the violence wracking the city.
The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Nine Georgia deputies were fired May 8 in connection with the death of a Nigerian man while in police custody five months earlier.
The record high American graduation rate masks large gaps among low income students and those with disabilities compared to their peers.
The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones’’ the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study ...
Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use.
Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project, Mapping the Police.
When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has responded to complaints over her use of the term "thugs" to describe rioters.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore is not an "isolated incident," but he also condemned looting and rioting that followed in the city.