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Entries by Janell Ross from 08/2011

'Insidious And Persistent' Residential Segregation Called Out In Study

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

Among minority American communities, rising household wealth far from a guarantees an improved standard of living, according to a new analysis of cens...

Natural Or Relaxed, For Black Women, Hair Is Not A Settled Matter

Posted 08.04.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- All month, Sharee Bryant had been hearing women talk about hair. She'd overheard two women in a grocery store checkout line talking abo...

Curl Junkie's Marsha Coulton: Challenges Of Founding, Growing A Natural Hair Care Brand

Posted 08.04.2011 | Black Voices

Marsha Coulton will be the first person to tell you she is impatient. Maybe that's why her journey from frustrated white-collar worker to propriet...

Lisa Price, Carol's Daughter Founder, On Success And Crossing The Racial Hair Care Divide

Posted 08.04.2011 | Black Voices

Lisa Price knew that something big had happened to her company when she walked into a New York Macy's store in 2007. Price went in incognito, hop...

Looking For 'Pocket Change': One Man's Search For Work

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

At 6:45 a.m., Michael Pierce takes a place in line. Pierce is hoping that today -- unlike yesterday -- there will be work at the Brooklyn temporar...

Latino Health Paradox: Latinos Boast Low Infant Mortality, Long Lives Despite Risk Factors

Posted 08.11.2011 | Latino Voices

Jonah Garcia is a social worker with what may be one of the toughest gigs in the country. Garcia is a program director at La Clinica de Familia DoĂ...

Child Poverty Rate Climbs In 38 States

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, child poverty surged in 38 states and erased many of the gains in child well-being made in the last 20 years, according to a new...

Welfare Reform Leaving More In Poverty

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

Sasha Mandel says she never imagined going on welfare. But her plans for a career and the independence she craved ran headlong into a pair of unforese...

U.S. Cities Criminalize Homelessness, Violate Human Rights Agreements

Posted 08.26.2011 | Business

The challenges poor and homeless Americans often face accessing clean drinking water and restroom facilities violate international human rights standa...

Grim Economic Picture Hasn't Shaken African American Support For Obama

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

Walter Character -- a self-described Atlanta family man, out-of-work African American and independent voter -- spends a great deal of time consuming n...