Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities. For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent.
Of course, discrimination could be a factor. But according to William...Read more
If recruiters could send your kids a message, it would sound something like this:
Lay off the ink.
Covering yourself in tattoos can close a lot of career doors, including those in the military - which, ironically, was once about the only place tattoos were cool.
Policies vary a bit among the branches, but there's one common theme:
Too big, too visible or too tasteless, and you and your tats aren't welcome.
Capt. Corey Hill and his team of Army...Read more
From My Brother’s Keeper to various local community endeavors across the nation, black boys and men have become the focus of an increasing number of cultural initiatives to combat the violence and stereotypes that often lead to a painful fate—either lengthy prison time or a premature death.
A recent study from the University of Chicago shows that high incarceration rates and few employment opportunities have caused the status of black males in the United States to remain fairly stagnant...Read more
A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.
Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD veteran, and an officer who has been with the force for four years were both taken off the street after the death Thursday of 43-year-old Eric Garner on Staten Island,...Read more
If the Democrats hold on to control of the U.S. Senate in November, it will largely be because of the support of African-American voters, according to a vitally important analysis by the New York Times.
The article by writer Nate Cohn says that African-American voters in the South could play the most important role they’ve played in a national election since Reconstruction.
“If Democrats win this November, Black voters will probably represent a larger share of the...Read more
The first time I ever heard about student loan debt was in 2007. I was a high school senior in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and in the midst of applying for colleges.
My cousin, who had graduated with a business degree six months earlier, had come over to visit and was complaining about someone named Sallie Mae. Since getting her degree, she hadn't been able to find a job -- and was struggling to make payments on...Read more
Most men go to the barbershop and expect to come out with a fresh cut. But one Florida barbershop is making sure each of its customer are leaving with way more than a new head of hair.
An array of books line the wall inside Royal Touch Barbershop, a salon where education is valued as highly as great hair.
Reggie Ross, the Palm Beach County barbershop owner, spoke with WPTV about why he chose to transform his...Read more
Pam Oliver; Erin Andrews
eteran journalist Pam Oliver has been a staple on the sidelines of the NFL for a very long time—20 years, in fact. But her role there, at least in the top position, has abruptly come to end.…
Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.
Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort…
The first time Ronnie White came up for a vote in the Senate, he was one of President Bill Clinton's judicial nominees and Senate Republicans sunk his confirmation to a Missouri district court.
Then-Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.) led the charge against…
A federal appellate court in Texas has ruled that the state's flagship university can continue to use race as a factor in admissions.
"To deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its search for holistic diversity would hobble the…