Nation Archives

Sports to the rescue

May 7, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV There have been some shocking developments that took place in America over the past two weeks. The Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt afterwards shook the nation. But in true American fashion the country bounced back in dazzling form. The main way the country overcame the polarizing effects… [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]