There Are Over 1,200 Majority-Black Cities in the U.S.

Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination. Can less populated cities on the outskirts of larger metropolitan areas be too small to succeed? Are urban municipalities with fewer than 100,000 people vestiges of a bygone era? Should small “inner-ring” cities…

Mayors left out of Trump’s environmental leadership address | Smart Cities Dive

Does he actually know how important the role is of Mayors in this Country? I’m not too sure he does. Dive Brief: President Donald Trump touted America’s environmental leadership in an address on Monday that highlighted his administration’s work on improving air and water quality, reducing carbon emissions and cleaning hazardous waste sites. Trump also slammed…

Minority Businesses Receive Little Federal Ad Money, Report Shows

**FILE** NNPA President Benjamin F. Chavis and Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and others at a news conference in 2016 regarding federal advertising spending with minority-owned media companies. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

In photos: How 1968 changed America — for better and worse

In modern United States history, few years are remembered with such mixed emotion as 1968. The year began with the Tet Offensive and the Mai Lai Massacre in Vietnam, turning points in the conflict that drove counterculture and protest. The Black Panthers were becoming increasingly visible and being targeted by the FBI, while the assassination…

The truth about black unemployment in America

A local comparison of how things could also be better in Prince George’s County. When looking at the population age 16 and older in the labor force, which includes people who are employed or actively looking for work (unemployed), inequities in employment for blacks were evident. Blacks had the highest unemployment rates at 10 percent…

150th Anniversary Nears for 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens

July 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American citizenship to former Black slaves following the Civil War. The 14th Amendment, one of the Reconstruction Amendments, was adopted on July 9, 1868, after being bitterly opposed by states that were former members of the Confederacy. The states were…