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Joint Center report confirms Blacks wait longer to vote

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Louisiana Weekly

Black voters wait longer to cast ballots, discouraging them from voting, according to a study released by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. The revealed titled “Reducing Long Lines to Vote,” reported that African Americans waited an average of 23 minutes to vote compared with 19 minutes for Hispanics, 15 minutes for Asians, 13 minutes for Native Americans and 12 minutes for Whites.

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George Curry dies at 69

Award winning Black journalist

Pioneering civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country,


Black trade deficit

The more I see the statistics relating to the so-called “Black Economy” and “Black Buying Power,” the more desperate my message becomes and the more insulted I feel.

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Clinton, Trump win big on ‘Super Tuesday’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump won sweeping majorities of the votes in the 12 Super Tuesday states this week. But, as the polls closed, the Election

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Report: Reaching unbanked Black, Hispanic millennials possible with use of mobile services

Consumer banking relationships are being reshaped by mobile financial services, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report, “Unbanked and Underbanked Consumers in the U.S.” For

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Trayvon Martin murder basis of T.V. show

Planned to air in October

The television program “Law and Order: SVU” will air an episode in October based on the murder of an unarmed Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

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Eight years post-Katrina: New Orleans second among booming U.S. cities

African American recovery uneven

A report by Bloomberg Rankings pegs the New Orleans area, including neighbors Metairie and Kenner, as No. 2 on a list of “Top 12 American Boomtowns.”

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Seriously? Boehner scores a zero

The current tracking of Congress’ popularity shows that only 15 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Now, House Speaker John Boehner

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Vanessa Bush to head Essence

Brings a decade of experience at the magazine

Vanessa K. Bush, award-winning journalist, editor and author, has been named editor-in-chief of Essence.

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More than 2,000 convictions to be reviewed due to invalid hair sample analysis

The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI will review more than 2,000 criminal convictions in which the FBI used microscopic hair sample analysis that has now been proven to be scientifically invalid. In some cases, hair sample analysis led to convictions of innocent individuals.

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