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What buying power buys African-Americans

by Noel King Feb 12, 2014
Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
From a  Subaru commercial.
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A history of the African-American barbershop

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 28, 2014
A shave, a trim, and much more

Do non-white Americans pay a 'respectability tax'?

by Noel King Jul 19, 2013
Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others…
President Barack Obama speaks on the Trayvon Martin case during remarks in the White House briefing room July 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama said, "Trayvon Martin could've been me, 35 years ago."
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The rise of WorldStarHipHop, a popular and controversial website

by Noel King May 28, 2013
The founder says WorldStar entertains, informs and tells it like it is. Critics say the sites viral videos are often exploitative.
Photo Illustration by Jolie Myers

African-Americans allege labor discrimination in Chicago

by Jeff Tyler May 7, 2013
African-American men in Chicago say some temp firms discriminate against them and prefer to hire Latino immigrants.

The Root launches black Twitter aggregator 'The Chatterati'

by Molly Wood May 6, 2013
Online magazine The Root has just launched 'The Chatterati', a new webpage that watches Twitter users, phrases and hashtags trending in the black community.

Can black-owned franchises help narrow the wealth gap?

by Noel King May 2, 2013
Barriers to minority franchise ownership remain, but some black entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Ronald Smothers in front of Denny's on Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, Ca.  He has owned and operated this franchise store for seven years.
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Recovery from job loss: Easier for whites than blacks

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 3, 2013
A new study from Pew on economic mobility examines how unemployment affects black and white families differently.

Wealth gap grows between black and white in U.S.

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 27, 2013
The racial wealth gap in the United States has tripled in the past 25 years.

MLK's old neighborhood seeks economic comeback

by Jim Burress Jan 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.