Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black farmers compensation bill passes Senate

The Senate has approved $4.6 Billion to settle discrimination suits by Black and Native American farmers. Here for Washington Post

And Here for Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

New York Times is Here.

Cabrini-Green HOPE VI Survey

Here is an old, interesting survey from 2003 regarding the demographics and needs of residents of the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago. Cabrini Green and Robert Taylor Houses have come to symbolize the problems of urban housing projects, Black crime and Black poverty. The projects were torn down in 2005 and 2007 respectively.


Wal-Mart Articles

For the story on Wal-Mart, here are some links to the support material

The Impact of an Urban Wal-Mart Store on Area Businesses: An Evaluation of One Chicago Neighborhood's Experience [2009] (HERE)

Wal-Mart Press Release. Here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A call for change: Black Male Educational Achievement in the US

The Council of Great City Schools has released a large report on Black male education in the United States shows a large gaps in student achievement. You can read the report here.