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People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: African-Americans Seen As ‘Blacker’ During Tough Economic Times

People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources.

06/10/2014

Donald Trump echoed the sentiments of outrage expressed by many in response to racist remarks allegedly made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but adding that the woman who recorded the conversation is “the girlfriend from hell.”  Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Trump: Alleged Sterling Comments Recorded By ‘Girlfriend From Hell’

Donald Trump echoed the sentiments of outrage expressed by many in response to racist remarks allegedly made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but adding that the woman who recorded the conversation is “the girlfriend from hell.”

04/28/2014

File photo of people waiting outside of a government unemployment office. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Blacks Twice As Likely As Whites To Be Unemployed

While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.

04/02/2014

American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting Worse

A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.

02/04/2014

Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people.

01/08/2014

File photo of "Dream" speech.(Credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

‘Dream’ Ceremonies Reveal Political Segregation

They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life. Yet there was something missing from the Lincoln Memorial this week: Republicans.

08/31/2013

Oprah: Trayvon Martin Death ‘Same Thing’ As Torture, Murder Of Emmett Till

During an interview promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey stated that Trayvon Martin’s death was the “same thing” as the torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which helped ignite the civil rights movement across the country.

08/06/2013

Screen grab of Bishop Earl Walker Jackson, Sr. (Credit: standamerica.us)

Influential Black Bishop: ‘Time To End The Slavish Devotion To The Democrat Party’

A conservative Bishop is strongly urging African-Americans to break ties from Democrats.

10/01/2012

File photo of a general view of a bottle display of CIROC Vodka. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for CIROC Vodka)

Study: African-American Youth Exposed To More Alcohol Ads

Researchers have discovered that African-American juveniles are exposed to higher volumes of advertising for alcoholic beverages than those in other racial and age demographics.

09/29/2012

President Obama is at odds with many in the African-American clergy. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Complicated Relationship Between Obama And African-American Clergy

Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. That’s a worrisome message for the nation’s first African-American president, who can’t afford to lose any voters from his base in a tight race.

09/16/2012

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