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July 17, 2014

More Young Black Men Who Didn’t Finish High School Are in Jail Than Working

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A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, reported by Vox, draws stark attention to the divide between black and white men in the U.S. “On any given day in 2010, almost one in ten black men ages 20-39 were institutionalized,” read the report by University of Chicago economists Derek Neal and Armin Rick. The economists used Census data to investigate black and white men during a period…

Will Andre 3000 Ever Rap Again?

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André 3000 is a rapper, singer, and actor.  He was born as André Lauren Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He attended Tri-Cities High School for the Performing Arts where he met Antwan Patton and began rapping.  André eventually went through a rebellious streak, causing him to drop out of high school during his junior year and later earning his GED. As a teenager, he formed the group…

Why Has The Racial Wealth Gap Persisted 50 Years After The Civil Rights Act?

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Star Parker is a a syndicated columnist, Republican politician, activist, and author. Parker began her advocacy of conservative social and political causes after graduating from Woodbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business and after spending several years dependent on government assistance. She founded the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)  in 1995.  The organization is a 501c3 think tank that takes an in-depth look at how…

Chicago Workers Say They’re Electronically Monitored So That Bathroom Breaks Don’t Exceed 6 Minutes

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Last year it was reported that workers in Chinese sweatshops had their bathroom breaks limited to two minutes.  Now some Chicago workers are saying that they don’t have it much better, accusing their employer of limiting bathroom breaks to six minutes. Workers at Chicago’s WaterSaver Faucet factory told the National Labor Relations Board that the company installed an electronic tracker to ensure that employees’ personal bathroom breaks are limited to…