African Americans

Pope urges US to act on climate change now

Wading into one of the most polarizing issues in American politics, Pope Francis has called upon the United States to join other nations in fighting climate change. He stressed the time to act is now. "Climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation. When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history," the pope said in a speech Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Nielsen Encourages Marketers to Set Their Eyes on Wealthy Blacks

Nielsen reported last Thursday that American marketers and media companies should set their eyes on wealthy black American consumers. CNN Money writes that the report is focused on black American, which includes African-Americans and black immigrants, with at least $75,000 annual income. Nielsen's Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, said black in the US has a collective $1.1 trillion in buying power. "You can't ignore that," she said.

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Allegations of raclal profiling hound Macy's and Barneys

Several people have come forward claiming racial profiling after purchase of luxury goods from stores resulted in detention by NYPD upon complaint by high end retail stores.

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