Posts by Algernon Austin

Repeatedly during his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump appealed to black voters by asking, “What do you have to lose?” A year and a half into the Trump administration, we have enough evidence...
June 19, 2018 | Algernon Austin
Today, the National Urban League released its annual report on the condition of black Americans, the State of Black America 2018. The publication includes the 14th edition of an index that tracks...
May 4, 2018 | Algernon Austin
On April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “Mountaintop” speech that hinted at his death. King was in Memphis helping black...
April 3, 2018 | Algernon Austin
The African-American unemployment rate has been trending downward for 6 years since 2011, so the fact that it reached a record low in December is not too surprising. It is also not surprising that...
January 31, 2018 | Algernon Austin
Thousands of Americans will die because of an attack on Obamacare in the Republican tax cut bill. This is the conclusion of the economist Lawrence Summers, based on a review of the scholarly research...
January 5, 2018 | Algernon Austin
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired in September. CHIP provides coverage for nearly 9 million children in low-income families. The Republicans in Congress have been too...
December 18, 2017 | Algernon Austin
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” --Warren Buffet
November 28, 2017 | Algernon Austin
Last year, Americans took over 10 billion trips on public transportation. These were trips to work, to school, to stores, to health care, to places of worship, and elsewhere. For millions of...
November 15, 2017 | Algernon Austin