The state is working with Alorica to process these claims. The agency has processed 844,000 claims, about 97.9%, but the 2.1% that remains represent thousands of Maryland families.

Good news from the State Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation! Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to just 3.7%. That’s the lowest it has been since April 2008. That’s also 0.3 percentage points below the national average. See Also: U.S. Economy Grows But Black Unemployment Rises Maryland added 3,100 jobs in January, according to the preliminary survey […]


August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

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The summer in Chicago has already gotten off to a deadly start, with gun violence claiming the lives of five and injuring nearly 60. According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been 1,400 shooting victims so far this year and 2016 is just about to reach its midway point. But what can be done to curb […]


Tidal recently announced that $1.5 million of the proceeds from their Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert, which took place in Brooklyn back in October, will be distributed to Black Lives Matter and several other organizations that are leading social justice movements.


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The Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national rate and twice as high as that for Whites, even as the economy added 222,000 jobs…

President Barack Obama is on a roll. A bankroll, that is. In a proposal that could cover nearly 5 million workers, the president said Monday…


Although the unemployment rate for African-American men has dropped, there still remains a major disparity between other racial groups. The jobless rate for Black men…