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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
But African Americans still account for 38 percent
The nation’s overall prison population in state and in federal institutions dropped for the third-consecutive year in 2012, but it was not necessarily good news for African Americans.
Diversity Visa could be eliminated
Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or even a relative in the United States.