The National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ State of Housing In Black America Report revealed some very shocking statistics as it relates to home ownership…

The other day, I found myself driving around Houston’s historic Third Ward. I took a moment to reflect on the neighborhood where I grew up,…

On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the economic crisis that continues to…

Ralph Richards Banks’ book ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ made him the target of angry critics. Now, the author has his say about interracial dating, the link between fewer marriages and the crisis in black communities, and his take on conservative scholar Charles Murray’s latest book on class and race.

Though studies say Black Americans don’t suffer from higher rates of depression than their white counterparts Therese Borchard, an editor for PsychCentral, found that many African-Americans tend to repress feelings of depression and other mental health disorders. Historical relics of slavery, poverty and broken homes continue to haunt African-Americans today — a sign that more […]

Between the “birther” movement attacking President Obama’s citizenship, and The Family Leader’s statement on the condition of the Black family, political myths regarding African-Americans have become an emblematic trend. Here’s a list of eight political myths that continue to handicap the African-American community. Some include claims that Blacks are the biggest benefactors of government assistance […]

The skyrocketing unemployment rate in the African-American community (16.2 percent) is compelling Black Americans to sacrifice healthy eating, for cheap, caloric foods. Nearly 4.5 million Americans are eating less-healthy foods due to a diminished spending power, and desire to conserve money. For African-Americans, who suffer from the greatest economic strains, the numbers could be catastrophic. […]

With lawmakers in Washington battling over the budget, many programs including President Obama’s anti-poverty initiatives may soon face dire cuts. House Republicans zeroed out all three parts of the president’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives: the school-centered Promise Neighborhoods, the housing-focused Choice Neighborhoods and the law enforcement-oriented Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative. City Limits Reports: All three programs […]

If you haven’t been near a TV with a cable news channel on it over the weekend, then you might have missed that same-sex marriage legislation was passed and signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo late Friday night.