Blacks experienced highs and lows as lingering social, economic problems and political challenges dominated 2012
Politics, economics and violence brought the good, bad and ugly to Blacks in America in 2012.
While the re-election of President Barack Obama ranked highest for many among news stories affecting the Black community, people were just as concerned about finances and senseless violence typified by the shooting of a Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
On the political front, the Black community’s aggressive response and opposition to right wing efforts to suppress their vote impressed Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. He also feels the presidential re-election was a huge event for 2012 and will have major impact in 2013. Read more...