Tag: African-American

US unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

Weekly unemployment benefit applications jumped 46,000 last week to 388,000, the highest amount in four months.

Louisiana names first black chief justice

The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that Bernette Johnson will be the court’s next — and first Black — chief justice, according to the Associated Press. ...

Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote

Stepped-up effort is response to new election laws activists say unfairly target minorities

Court votes on South Carolina voter laws

WASHINGTON  — South Carolina is in federal court arguing that its new law requiring people prove their identity at the polls won’t make voting so tough that it ...

Panera Bread settles discrimination suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio franchisee who runs several western Pennsylvania Panera Bread stores has agreed to pay more than $76,000 to settle discrimination claims ...

Gabby Douglas confused over hair comments

LONDON — Women’s gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas likes her hairstyle just fine, thanks. The 16-year-old said Sunday she was a little confused when she ...