By John Washington and José Olivares, Business Insider In the fall of 2020, Brandon was playing the FIFA 2020 video game in the rec room of the LaSalle Correctional Center in Louisiana, where he had been locked up for five months. A Salvadoran man, watching the action over Brandon’s shoulder, started joking around, covering Brandon’s […]
By George Joseph, THE CITY The fate of 302 Berriman Street, a pink, two-family home in East New York, Brooklyn, was decided on in a matter of minutes. On a drizzly March morning, a dozen people, mostly men in black rain coats, huddled together on the steps of Brooklyn’s Supreme Court building, shouting out their […]
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 1, 2021: Marchers demanding the Biden administration make progress on immigration reform, including TPS head to a rally near the Capitol. March began at Black Lives Matter Plaza. (Shutterstock) By Civil Rights Last month, a crowd rallied outside the White House. Their chants and signs directed a powerful message toward the […]
By Hansi Lo Wang, NPR The 2020 census continued a longstanding trend of undercounting Black people, Latinos and Native Americans, while overcounting people who identified as white and not Latino, according to estimates from a report the U.S. Census Bureau released. Latinos — with a net undercount rate of 4.99% — were left out of […]
Black immigrants have higher incomes and more education than U.S.-born Black people, but advocates say racism still holds them back.
By Emmanuel Felton, Washington Post The demographics of America’s Black population are in the middle of a major shift, with 1 in 10 having been born outside the United States. That’s 4.6 million Americans, a figure that is projected to grow to 9.5 million by 2060, according to the findings of a Pew Research Center […]
France is honouring the US-born 20th Century singer and activist Josephine Baker with a place in the Pantheon on Tuesday. She’s the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes, through her work on civil rights and for the Resistance during the Second World War. Producers: Marianne Baisnee and […]
By Kriston McIntosh, Emily Moss, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh, Brookings A close examination of wealth in the U.S. finds evidence of staggering racial disparities. At $171,000, the net worth of a typical white family is nearly ten times greater than that of a Black family ($17,150) in 2016. Gaps in wealth between Black and […]