Substance Abuse Fuels Incarceration Rates for Black Men
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A recent study reports that treating substance abusers, especially African Americans, could save the nation billions of dollars at a time when all eyes are glued to debates over how to solve the country’s national debt.
The study by researchers at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in
Robert Biggs III of Torrey Pines Bank spoke to students at the MicroEnterpriseCharterAcademy in Long Beach. When the teachers asked the students (grades 6-8) what they would do if someone gave them a gift for the holidays they
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent in November, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The decrease of 1.1 percent was a sharper drop than for Whites (6.8 percent, from 7 percent in October) and Latinos (10 percent, the same as for the previous month), according
More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). African-American households represent 34 percent of all under-banked consumers, the highest percentage among demographics surveyed.