The Next America

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility

African-American youth seeing more alcohol ads

Sep 27, 2012
A new study finds African-Americans aged 12-20 are exposed to more alcohol advertising than American young people in general
Campaign Trail

PAC tries to tap African-American Greek network

Sep 10, 2012
A new political action committee is trying to bring alumni of the nine oldest black fraternities and sororities -- known as the Divine Nine -- into the fundraising game.

Cigar smoking among black high schoolers on the rise

Aug 10, 2012
American teens are smoking cigarettes less these days. But the number of black high school students who smoke cigars has nearly doubled in recent years.

New Orleans' other 'million dollar neighborhood'

Jul 25, 2012
High rates of imprisonment are a cause -- and effect -- of poverty.
Corner Office

BET CEO Debra Lee on television for a black audience

Jul 9, 2012
The CEO and president of BET Networks discusses television programming for African Americans, and the role of the network in today's media sphere.

Unemployment for Hispanics, African Americans remains high

Jul 3, 2012
A new study shows that the jobless rate for African Americans and Hispanics isn't budging despite a modest recovery in other parts of the economy.

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South L.A. 20 years later

Economic mobility in South L.A., two decades later

Apr 26, 2012
Twenty years after the L.A. riots, many residents who move up the economic ladder move out of South L.A.

Black History Month a lucrative time for some black professionals

Feb 16, 2012
Black History Month events have celebrated the achievements of African-Americans since the 1920s. But February is also a time of heightened demand for black talent and expertise on the speaking circuit.
Shelf Life

'Our Black Year': One couple's challenge to shop black-owned businesses

Feb 14, 2012
Maggie and John Anderson started "The Empowering Experiment" to see if they could patronize only black-owned businesses. The results were surprising.

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