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Black-White Male Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

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After years of progress, the median earnings gap between Black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke University and the University of Chicago.

The experience of African-American men is not uniform, though: The

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

Obama Economy.

I had thought we’d wait until Jan. 20 to draw the line under the “Obama economy.” But seeing as Trumpists are already claiming credit for good economic news since the election, such as the rise in the stock market, I guess we can do it now. And the picture is pretty clear.

Lone Juror Says He Can't Convict Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Killing

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A lone juror said Friday he can't convict a white former police officer who fatally shot a black man in South Carolina, and the jury said they want to continue deliberating.

The juror in a letter to the court said "I cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict" ag

Trump’s Federal-Workforce Plans Will Blow Up the Black Middle Class … and a Lot More

If you’re black and work for the federal government, you were among a small, but very anxious, crowd of election night viewers who watched the results stream in with all the intensity of a football fan who had just bet his house on a bad playoff game. As any chance at an E

If Trump Suceeds in Defunding Planned Parenthood, Black Women Could Be Affected the Most

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President-elect Donald Trump has galvanized conservatives with his promise to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America, one of the nation’s largest health care providers and advocates. He has written that he is “committed” to defunding the organization “as long as t

Unarmed black teenager fatally shot by white man who called him 'another piece of trash'

James Means, 15, was shot and killed on Monday.

On Monday night, 15-year-old James Means was reportedly shot and killed by a man he "bumped into" outside of a Dollar General store in Charleston, West Virginia. Means, a black teenager, was said to be unarmed.

That same night, police arrested William Pulliam, 62, in conn

GWEN IFILL’S FUNERAL WAS A REVIVAL MEETING FOR AMERICA

Gwen Ifill.

The community Trump has shocked and frightened found comfort and hope in the life and legacy of journalist Gwen Ifill. The rest of the country should, too.

The Ifill family’s journey from Barbados to the pinnacle of American society was an arduous and inspirational one.

Black-White Male Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

Black-White Male Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

After years of progress, the median earnings gap between Black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke University and the University of Chicago. The experience of African-American men is not uniform, though: The earnings gap between Black men with a college education and those with less education is at an all-time high, the authors say. The research appears online in the National Bureau of Economic...

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Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

I had thought we’d wait until Jan. 20 to draw the line under the “Obama economy.” But seeing as Trumpists are already claiming credit for good economic news since the election, such as the rise in the stock market, I guess we can do it now. And the picture is pretty clear. That “terrible” Obama economy? That picture of U.S. economic and industrial decline? That image of malaise and an economy that is no longer “great”...

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Lone Juror Says He Can't Convict Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Killing

Lone Juror Says He Can't Convict Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Killing

A lone juror said Friday he can't convict a white former police officer who fatally shot a black man in South Carolina, and the jury said they want to continue deliberating. The juror in a letter to the court said "I cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict" against Michael Slager, a former patrolman who pulled over Walter Scott in North Charleston, and ended up shooting him as a bystander recorded the incident on video. The...

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Trump’s Federal-Workforce Plans Will Blow Up the Black Middle Class … and a Lot More

Trump’s Federal-Workforce Plans Will Blow Up the Black Middle Class … and a Lot More

If you’re black and work for the federal government, you were among a small, but very anxious, crowd of election night viewers who watched the results stream in with all the intensity of a football fan who had just bet his house on a bad playoff game. As any chance at an Electoral College victory vanished for Hillary Clinton, disbelief and the bottomless horror of what lurks around the corner quickly set in. Less than two...

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If Trump Suceeds in Defunding Planned Parenthood, Black Women Could Be Affected the Most

If Trump Suceeds in Defunding Planned Parenthood, Black Women Could Be Affected the Most

President-elect Donald Trump has galvanized conservatives with his promise to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America, one of the nation’s largest health care providers and advocates. He has written that he is “committed” to defunding the organization “as long as they continue to perform abortions,” and to reallocate its funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women. Planned Parenthood says it has no plans to stop providing women with the full scope of...

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Unarmed black teenager fatally shot by white man who called him 'another piece of trash'

Unarmed black teenager fatally shot by white man who called him 'another piece of trash'

On Monday night, 15-year-old James Means was reportedly shot and killed by a man he "bumped into" outside of a Dollar General store in Charleston, West Virginia. Means, a black teenager, was said to be unarmed. That same night, police arrested William Pulliam, 62, in connection with the shooting. Pulliam was white and carrying a gun, despite the fact that, as the Charleston Gazette-Mailreported, he was not permitted to own a firearm due to a previous conviction...

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GWEN IFILL’S FUNERAL WAS A REVIVAL MEETING FOR AMERICA

GWEN IFILL’S FUNERAL WAS A REVIVAL MEETING FOR AMERICA

The community Trump has shocked and frightened found comfort and hope in the life and legacy of journalist Gwen Ifill. The rest of the country should, too. The Ifill family’s journey from Barbados to the pinnacle of American society was an arduous and inspirational one. It was not the kind of story you heard from the campaign of Donald Trump, because it is one that undercuts and invalidates the worst aspects of the message of fear of “others”...

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Judge to consider completion of Dakota p…

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Justice Department: President can't use emergency powers in secret

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O n Thursday, a group of organizations sent nearly 1 million petition signatures to Congress, demanding that Steve Bannon be prevented from serving as chief... Read more

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Ryan Reynolds Calls Daughter James' Role as Big Sister Her Calling

Ryan Reynolds is one proud papa. The Deadpool star opened up to E! News on the red carpet of GQ's Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont Thursday and gushed... Read more

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Well, that was fast. Candace Cameron Bure appeared on her final taping of The View Friday. Just a day earlier, she had revealed she planned to exit the series after serving... Read more

Emmy Rossum Wants Equal Pay for Her Role…

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Emmy Rossum reportedly has a bone to pick with her Shameless bosses. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, not only has the 30-year-old actress demanded equal pay for her work... Read more

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce Ru…

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce Rumors Are Bulls--t, Source Says

When it comes to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's marriage, don't believe the rumors. A source tells E! News exclusively that not only are they doing fine as a couple, but... Read more

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The numbers are in for Dexter Fowler’s new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re big.... Read more

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After a several-month saga, Donatas Motiejunas is finally rejoining Houston on a partially guaranteed long-term contract.... Read more

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was already having a bad night at Kansas City, but a late miss might not have been his fault.... Read more

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Major news: Houston names Applewhite coach (Yahoo Sports)

Major Applewhite served as the Cougars' offensive coordinator the past two seasons. Now he's being promoted to head coach.... Read more

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Vice probes roots of toxic politics in 'A House Divided'

Donald Trump plays a relatively small part in "A House Divided" -- his presence in the Vice Special Report was largely tacked on post-election --... Read more

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