What is Owed

If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes black Americans. Read more at The New York Times.

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Study: Black Families Have 1 Cent for Every Dollar White Families Have

For every one dollar of accumulated wealth that white families have, black families have just one cent.  That’s the finding of a new study from Northwestern University which used data on consumer finances from the Federal Reserve to track changes in family wealth from 2004 to 2016. The study found that Latino families fare slightly…

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Ferguson picks Ella Jones as first African American and first woman mayor

Councilwoman Ella Jones was elected mayor of Ferguson on Tuesday, becoming the first African American to lead the St. Louis suburb that became nationally known after a police officer killed a black teen. Jones, who also will be the first woman to serve as the city’s mayor, secured her historic victory with 54% of the…

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Ahmaud Arbery Should Be Alive

Emmett Till was lynched 65 years ago, but it has been only three since Carolyn Bryant Donham admitted that her lie got him killed. She copped to what, I’d wager, most black Americans had already figured when she gave a rare interview to Duke University professor Timothy B. Tyson, who was writing the latest volume about the…

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Federal judicial appointments by president

This page provides an overview of the number of federal judges appointed by each president, a historical comparison of presidential judgeship appointments from 1933 to 2017, and a comparison of appointments over time by president and court type from 1945 to 2019. The historical comparisons are updated at the end of a presidency, and the data on appointments over time is updated monthly.…

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