About 80% of black babies are born to unwed moms
About eight in 10 black children in Indiana are born to unwed parents — a start to life that sets them up for problems during adolescence and beyond, according to an Indiana Black Expo report. (Continue Reading…)

Mayor Kilpatrick, chief of staff lied under oath, text messages show
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff lied about their relationship last summer at a police whistle-blower trial that has cost the cash-strapped city more than $9 million, according to records obtained by the Free Press. (Continue Reading…)

Gates pours aid into African coffee farms
Can Seattle’s voracious demand for $3 lattes help send a poor child to school in Rwanda? Farmers in Rwanda are starting to sell to premium coffee buyers such as Starbucks and Peet’s for the first time, thanks to a program to help them boost the quality of beans. (Continue Reading…)

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  • Teina

    Regarding the 80% unwed birthrate in Indiana, I’m at a loss for words. Supposedly, this is in part due to low academic attainment. But then the next story is about the shambles that is now the Detroit mayor’s office which has been created by supposedly educated black folk including Kilpatrick, Beatty and Kilpatrick’s wife (I include the wife b/c she is an enabler of her husband’s indiscretions when he repeatedly cheats, and she sticks around for the continual embarrassment and damage to her and her children.) Many of the black leaders who theoretically should be speaking out on this issue: Kilpatrick, Cosby (out of wedlock child w/ mistrees), Jesse Jackson (out of wedlock child w/ mistriess) etc. don’t have the moral authority to touch it. So I guess us average everyday folks have to do what we need to do at a grass roots level to help individual black youth, independent of our supposed leaders.