Black Archives

Making the Black community sustainable

May 7, 2013

By Dr. B.B. Robinson If something is good and it is enjoyable, it’s not surprising that people want it to last forever. We want the goodness to be unceasing. We want it to be sustained. But the sad fact is that nothing lasts forever. Even the cosmos is subject to the vagaries of time and… [Read More]

Report: Wisconsin has the highest black male incarceration rate in the nation

May 3, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times In a 33-page report recently released by the UW-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, the numbers are startling but not surprising to many. The report focuses on two decades of data from “the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) files to assess employment… [Read More]

Dr. Michael Fauntroy explains how to leverage growing Black political power the right way

April 29, 2013

By Dr. Michael Fauntroy President Barack Obama’s reelection confirmed many of the long-seen demographic changes occurring in the United States. The 2012 electorate was younger, more educated, and more racially diverse than any in our nation’s history.  The lesson in all this for African Americans is just as profound: be prepared to use the new… [Read More]

Unemployment numbers

April 22, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous Coming the day after the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new unemployment numbers show that unemployment is still high – and remains much higher for African Americans. One thing hasn’t changed in the last half century: if you’re a person of color, you’re more… [Read More]

Cancer rates dropping among black Americans

March 18, 2013

But they’re still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds A new report finds that cancer rates among blacks in the United States are on the decline, especially among black men, and the improvement may have saved almost 200,000 people from dying of the disease since the early 1990s.  Still, blacks… [Read More]