Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations

Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations The Democratic congressman moves ones step closer to becoming the first Muslim statewide elected official in U.S. history. 65 Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, days after he was publicly accused of domestic abuse. The deputy […]

Aretha Franklin Was The Original Pop Diva

Aretha Franklin Was The Original Pop Diva She taught Mariah Carey, Céline Dion and others how to do it simply by expressing her worth. “Divas Live” is proof. Marion Curtis via Getty ImagesAretha Franklin at VH1’s “Divas Live” on April 14, 1998. “I assume you’ve heard the Aretha story,” said “Divas Live” producer Sean Murphy. […]

The Black-White Unemployment Ratio Has Barely Budged

The Black-White Unemployment Ratio Has Barely Budged Lower African-American unemployment doesn’t fix a glaring racial disparity. MANDEL NGAN via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump doesn’t highlight the major gap between black and white unemployment when he boasts about helping African-Americans. President Donald Trump defends himself against charges of racism by saying that not only is he […]

Where Black Homeownership Is The Norm

Where Black Homeownership Is The Norm Several Chicago suburbs are exceptions to the national trend. The Pew Charitable TrustsSterling Burke, president of the board of trustees of Olympia Fields, Illinois, near his home. The village has the highest black homeownership rate in the country among majority-black cities. By Tim Henderson OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Two […]