Black male unemployment rate at 17.5 %.
Historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at Depression-era levels. The most recent figures show the jobless rate for African American males at 17.5 percent.
Watch more on this story : http://aareports.com/2011/06/african-american-male-unemployment-at.html
Rappers plea: Fathers take care of your kids
Everyone including me is quick to bash Hip Hop for all of the negativity it puts out there so I think it’s only right we give it love when it puts positive messages out there. Check out this video by Scram Carolina titled Deadbeat Daddys in which he implores fathers to spend time with their children. His song can do something many of us can’t and that’s reach these young men in a langauge they understand.
Watch his video here: http://aareports.com/2010/11/rappers-plea-fathers-take-care-of-your.html
Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate
Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Natalie Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women.
Read more about her work here: http://aareports.com/2010/11/blacks-struggle-with-72-percent-unwed.html
Morehouse president responds to Vibes ” Mean Girls of Morehouse” article
Vibe Magazine has published an article about a gay group at Morehouse College that can best be described as a hit piece against the historic institution. The article titled The Mean Girls of Morehouse appears in the Oct/Nov issue and has caused such an uproar that Morehouse President Robert M. Franklin has written a letter to alumni in defense of Morehouse.
Read that letter below:
The town of Dublin, Georgia, is putting saggy, baggy pants in the category of indecent exposure, with violators facing fines of up to $200. http://aareports.com/2010/09/in-one-georgia-town-sagging-pants.html
All too often black athletes are portrayed in the mainstream media in a negative light. The are mostly portrayed as selfish, greedy, womanizers, and as self centered athletes who commit crimes or who do nothing positive in their communities. To combat that every Thursday here at AAreports we will present an athlete doing something positive in their communities.
First up a young man from my favorite sports team, The NY Giants, Justin Tuck.
Antonio Cromartie: “Hard Knocks” segment in which it appears he can’t name his own kids was staged. Read more and see the segment here: