Lifestyle: U.S. & World

U.S. and World

U.S. and Around the World

From time to time, things that happen outside of our neighborhoods need to be explored. We look for and chronicle pertinent social events from within the U.S. and around the globe. Whether those stories affect African-American men, our communities, or blacks across the diaspora, we keep you informed by posting stories that relate to you.

U.S. / WORLD STORIES

Why Many Black Americans Don't Care About the Opioid Crisis

While the opioid crisis has pushed up death rates among black, Hispanic, Native, and Asian Americans, the epidemic has disproportionately affected white Americans.

Gun Violence In the U.S. Isn't About Mental Health

Gun violence in the U.S. is a social problem and it has been for many decades. Our government has failed to enact adequate gun control measures for various reasons. ...

Kellogg Foundation Addresses Racial Inequities

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched its next step in pursuit of racial equity for the nation, an unprecedented ...

The MediCaid Mason-Dixon Line

There's a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country - and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country's most important health...

"Yes, We Can?"

Yes, the Republicans hurt their brand by recklessly risking default on America's debt obligations they helped create with tax cuts for the rich...

Food Network Drops Paula Deen After Her Use of N-Word

Paula Deen--the Savannah, GA kitchen celebrity cook--has been embroiled in controversy after court documents revealed her use of the N-word.

Reclaiming the Narrative: A Key Step in Eradicating Racism in America

Every day, newspapers, mainstream media outlets and and Internet routinely runs stories demonstrating that racism and the centuries-old racial hierarchy still exist in America.

The Legend of Lincoln Unchained

While Django Unchained is stirring controversy, Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln, has unchained the Legend of Lincoln to new mythic heights, without due challenge.

Literature Can Help Bridge America's Racial Divide

As America re-elected President Obama, it sent a comforting and positive message about our society, a message of progress in racial healing.

Standing Up to Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. On average, approximately 22 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence ...

Bias Lingers in "Post-Racial" Society

Most people are unfamiliar with the term "structural racism," but it continues to run rampant ...

Black Counties Have Highest Food Costs and Insecurity

According to USDA data, people struggling with hunger estimate they would need about $56 more each month on average to address the shortages in their food budget ...

Teen Marijuana Use Rises

A recent report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says marijuana use increased among eighth-graders, and daily marijuana use increased significantly ...

The State of Affirmative Action in America

The American Association for Affirmative Action Notes EEOC Received More Than 90,000 Employment Discrimination Complaints Last Year...

The Un-Abolishable N-Word

Recent inflammatory rants by conservative talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger and actor Mel Gibson have prompted Americans to revisit a topic few want to talk about...

The Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites

In an address to Members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies...

Healthcare - A Civil Right In America

By getting the landmark legislation enacted, President Obama has transformed his presidency and ushered in fundamental changes to America's...

Privacy Is Just A Word

The world has changed over the past few years. Your personal information is captured, stored, and disseminated in several ways, and it's ...

Are Afro-Centricity and Kwanzaa Racist?

Kwanzaa celebrations seem to be an enigma to many blacks, and some feel that they have a legitimate cause or concern for disregarding ...

Prisons vs. Education: What's Wrong With This Picture

When is this country going to face the reality that a major solution to our economic crisis is right in our own communities? ...

The Long Journey: Risk and Reward

When I was in graduate school I wrote extensively about slave narratives -- documented oral histories of enslaved Africans -- mostly recorded ...

Racism In America: Alive and Well

Racism in the U.S. thrives through two predominant means: the interaction and subsequent clash of cultural ways, and ...

Teen Births Drop, But Black Males Still Need Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report stating that teen births fell to its lowest ...

Race Relations Between Blacks And Whites In America

The state of relations between Blacks and Whites in the U.S. still suffers greatly, and a lack of recognition and understanding by the public and the ...


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