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Here’s some good news you probably won’t read a lot about: Black and Latino students have cut their dropout rates by more than half over the past ten years. Black students have nearly closed the gap with white students with just 8% leaving high school last year. According to a new Pew Research Center report, […]

Unemployed Blacks More Resilient During Job Search than Whites The so-called recovery of the US economy has not been equally kind to everyone. Even as the unemployment rate has remained steady at 6.3% last month, the unemployment rate for African Americans, coming in at 11.5%, is currently more than twice as high as that for white Americans. Last month, […]

While infant mortality fell for decades across the U.S., the situation only seems to be getting worse in Detroit. According to a recent report, 15 out of every 1,000 babies born in Detroit die. That’s more than any American city and a rate higher than in China, Mexico and Thailand. Experts say that staggering statistic is propelled […]