You Are Here: Home » State & Nation (Page 19)

Youth violence higher in communities with few Black men

In neighborhoods where men are missing in action, youth violence is more likely, a recent University of Michigan study has concluded. A research team from the university’s School of Public Health zeroed in on Flint, Mich., a former auto industrial town, with a large Black population, now one of America’s most economically challenged and violent cities. They cross-referenced police data on youth assault arre ...

Read more

Educational think tank part of EMU MLK Day celebration

“Where Do We Go from Here?” is the theme of Eastern Michigan University’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. As part of their activities Jan. 16, EMU will host the MLK Education Panel, titled “Educational Reform in Michigan: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here?” from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at the Student Center, EMU’s main Campus. ...

Read more

Number of Black-owned TV stations plummets to zero

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media — and barely anyone noticed. There are now zero Black-owned and operated full-power TV stations in the United States. This sorry state of affairs is the culmination of a trend that started in the late 1990s when Congress and the Federal Communications Commission allowed massive consolidation in the broadcasting industry. This policy shift ...

Read more