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.