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Unemployment up for Black men, down for Black women

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Black men 20 years old and older increased in September, but the jobless rate the for Black women in the same age group dropped slightly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The unemployment rate for African American men was 14 percent in September compared to 13.5 percent in August. The jobless rate for Black women was 10 percent in Septe ...

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Detroiters honored with peacemaker awards

On Nov. 17, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Wayne State University will host the 2013 Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards ceremony on WSU's campus in Spencer Partrich Auditorium and McGregor Memorial Conference Center. According to their Web site, the Center was founded in 1965 “to provide interdisciplinary, university-wide, academic programs in the field of domestic ...

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Caribbean nations united for reparations

In a move that has implications for Blacks throughout the United States, more than a dozen Caribbean nations have banded together to urge European countries, which profited from the transatlantic slave trade, to begin serious discussions about reparations. “This was a state sponsored policy,” said Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. “Slave ports were built in Africa. African ...

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Decade-long peace in Mozambique in peril

Mozambique, enjoying a windfall from recent finds of off-shore gas, may be headed for troubled. A fragile peace has reigned over the southeast nation since a treaty in 1992 ended a 16-year long civil war. A pawn in the Cold War of the great powers, the coastal nation was heavily armed with U.S. and Russian weapons. Over a million people perished in the course of the war. Still one of the poorest African nat ...

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Ghanaians in the mix of GMO debate

Members of Food Sovereignty Ghana and other environmental groups took the issue of food security to the streets in a march through Accra that linked up virtually with seven African countries from South Africa to Kenya. It was the second annual march against genetically modified seeds, bioengineered food and its corporate backers, coupled with the perceived risks to small farmers’ incomes and to health. ...

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SNYDER: ‘I DON’T RECALL’

Gov. Rick Snyder, the self-proclaimed “one tough nerd,” testified at least 33 times he didn’t recall key events in the process leading to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy filing. Invoking attorney-client privilege nearly as often, Snyder was on the witness stand Oct. 28 in response to a subpoena from the UAW, one of the opponents to the bankruptcy filing. ...

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‘Consumers beware’

Buyers beware. This is the message some health insurance agents are sending to consumers in search of health care choices. With the advent of the online Health Insurance Marketplace, a component under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as Obamacare, those who are uninsured or who wish to change their insurance provider can choose from a range of insurance options. ...

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