Study Shows Blacks More Likely to Be Punished in the Military

 New study shows that Blacks are disproportionately punished in the military.

New study shows that Blacks are disproportionately punished in the military.

By Free Radical

The information was obtained from 2006-2015 through the Freedom of Information Act for all branches but the Navy which only had figures from 2004-2015.

Blacks in the Air Force were on average 71% more likely to be punished. The rate for the Marines was 32% and 40% for the Navy.

The report also found that Black Marines were 161% more likely to be found guilty at court martial hearings than Whites.

The military is often considered to be an American institution that levels the socioeconomic playing

Mission Speaks Out about S. African Expulsion of Nigerians

Complied By Shujaa Kwanzaa

Nigerians protest attacks in South Africa

Nigerians protest attacks in South Africa

According to international reports the Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday, June 17, 2017 said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country.

Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission was on top of the situation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Union in South Africa had accused two communities in that country of ordering Nigerians residing within their territories to vacate.

Nigeria’s Acting High

New Study: Black Women’s Status Exposes American Dream as Myth

By Free Radical

Despite increases in educational attainment and entrepreneurship, Black women still lag behind other groups in key socioeconomic statistical areas.

Despite increases in educational attainment and entrepreneurship, Black women still lag behind other groups in key socioeconomic statistical areas.

On average, Black women are doing the right thing. And by right, they are doing all of the things that most economists, sociologists, political scientists, etc. say one must do to become successful in the country. Nonetheless, they have not been rewarded for the strides they have made according to the new study, “The Status of Black Women in the United States” conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit organization affiliated with George Washington University. The findings were published by the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

The report shows that though 6 in 10 Black women are in the workforce, between 2004 and 2014 Black women working full-time jobs had median annual earnings that were 64.6% of White men.

Though the number of Black women owned businesses rose 178% between 2002 and 2012 (the largest among all racial groups), Black women had

Devos’s Voucher Program Can Likely Discriminate

By Free Radical

Betsy Devos

Betsy Devos

Earlier this month Betsy Devos gave noncommittal answers to handling discrimination in voucher school programs at a Senate hearing. Vouchers are one cornerstone of Devo’s emphasis on school choice policy which also includes private education and charter schools.

A problem will arise if private schools are given federal monies but still allowed to discriminate based on sexuality, which is a violation of federal law. While she affirmed that “Discrimination in any form is wrong. I don’t support discrimination in any form”, she was less forthcoming in showing how she would handle a situation such as a current conflict in an Indiana school which receives federal funds but has denied admission to students who have LGBT parents.

Her conservative base supports school choice and often looks down on LGBT families and relationships. It would be difficult for her to publicly say that she would fight this form of discrimination. However, allowing discrimination could put her