Philip Payton: Father of Black Harlem
Philip A. Payton, Jr. and other Black investors quickly joined forces to purchase and lease properties from White owners/allies in the 135th Street area to block the effort to displace African Americans from the area.
The Race Card Project
You can add your thoughts to this online project. Wilhelmina Street of Baltimore wrote: “Actually, more people of our very own race seem to struggle with the idea of an extremely light person marrying someone who is extremely dark."
Cities With the Largest Minority Wage Gap
The report includes the top 15 Metro areas and the top 15 small and mid-size metro areas. Overall, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the persistence of the minority wage gap over time, with non-Hispanic Whites and Asians consistently out-earning Black and Hispanic workers. In 2019, those figures were:
Manufacturing Hate: How Africa was Demonized in Western Media
During the Zoom talk, Milton Allimadi, Black Star News publisher, will explain the history of demonization of Africa, and by extension descendants of Africa, in Western media books, newspapers, and magazines from the 17th century to our contemporary era.
New Yorkers celebrate Abolition Commemoration Day July 12. We interview Rawn James, Jr on the affects of Biden’s appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Theater goers will find new plays online, and yes, in person. Celebrate Phyllis Hyman's 72nd birthday, see "Music."
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