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Are US Blacks doing better or worse under Obama?

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According to Professor Frederick Harris of New York's Columbia University, the Obama presidency has marked the decline of black political vision and the centuries old legacy of resistance and struggle against racial inequality and injustice.

There are more than 900,000 Black men in American prisons. The unemployment rate for African Americans is 13 percent compared with 7 percent of whites. The poverty rate for African Americans is at 28 percent while 37 percent of black children are poor.

Diaspora: The Links That Bind Caribbean Immigrants

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It has become a rite of passage for Caribbean leaders to visit Diaspora communities in U.S.., Canada, Britain and elsewhere to encourage expatriates to continue to play an invaluable role in their Caribbean country's social and economic development. In recent months, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, Grenada’s head of government Tillman Thomas, and, Mia Mottley, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados came to New York to meet the Diaspora. 

Caribbean Immigrant is alleged mastermind of Wisconsin mass killings

Radcliff Haughton

A shooting rampage Brookfield, a middle class suburb west of Milwaukee, allegedly carried out by a Jamaica-born immigrant left three women dead in a spa outside of Milwaukee. The man suspected of pulling the trigger in Wisconsin, Radcliff Haughton, 45, committed suicide, according to the police. The shooting also left four other women injured.

Haitian invasion welcomed in rural North Carolina, USA

Haitian Immigrants in Mount Olive, North Carolina, USA

Mount Olive is a small town in rural North Carolina, best known for its pickle factory and southern charm. Less than two years ago the Census listed this place as having zero immigrants from Haiti among the town's 4,600 inhabitants. But over the past 18 months that has changed as thousands of Haitians have flocked to the area.

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