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Nation Mar 06Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons
WASHINGTON — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America’s living rooms as never before.
Nation Jan 08In 2020, you might be filling out the census online
The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.
Arts Nov 18Hispanics have more positive experience caring for the elderly, poll says
Hispanics are more likely to consider caring for an elderly relative or friend to be a positive experience, and less likely to say it creates stress in their families, a new poll found.
Nation Sep 27Brown family ‘unmoved’ by Ferguson police chief apology
The parents of Michael Brown said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press they were unmoved by the apology of the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief gave weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.
Nation Sep 16National poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006
The U.S. Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the…
Nation Aug 14Attorney General Holder promises Brown family a full investigation
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death. Holder’s promise came in a telephone call with the family…
Nation Jun 09GOP plans to spend $60 million to court conservative black voters
Getting African-Americans and other minority voters on board is a priority for the GOP in part because birth rates among whites are shrinking in the U.S.; racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up a majority of Americans within…
Nation Apr 10Rosa Parks’ belongings, potentially worth millions, sit in NYC warehouse
NEW YORK -- At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime's worth of Rosa Parks' belongings - among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom - sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.
Nation Apr 02Post-recession economy leaving many blacks behind, Urban League reports
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.
Nation Mar 07Many millennials are skipping church, marriage and political affiliations, study finds
Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for…