The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday (June 18th) that the smoking rate among U.S. adults fell to 18 percent in 2012, after years of hovering around 20 to 21 percent following decades of steady decline. The CDC said they haven’t yet concluded why the rate dropped, but the health agency launched a […]


The April jobs report released by the Labor Department shows Unemployment for Blacks is at 13.2 percent. Click here to READ MORE.


via: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Borrowers with some federally insured mortgages will be able to refinance into lower interest rate loans more easily and cheaply under a plan being unveiled Tuesday by the Obama administration. At a news conference scheduled later in the day, President Obama was set to announce that the Federal Housing […]

via: (CNN) — Forty-five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on interracial marriage, the rate of marriage across racial and ethnic lines in the United States is on the rise, according to a new study released Thursday. And while such “intermarriages” continue to grow, so too does public acceptance of […]

The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3 percent of Americans, the highest rate since 1994. The Census Bureau said in a statement on its website that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That’s up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008, in the […]