Five Legal Issues Facing African American Veterans

Veteran’s Day is Monday, November 12.  First established in 1919, the holiday gives Americans an opportunity to thank those who serve in the military.  Like other Americans, African Americans serve their nation with pride.  Currently, nearly 12 percent of all veterans are African American.    Experts predict that the number of Black veterans will jump as […]

Domestic Violence Law: What African Americans Need to Know

  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic Violence affects many Americans.  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, each minute, 20 people are abused by a domestic partner.   This means that each year, more than 10 million women and men experience domestic violence each year. Domestic violence victims span all races, genders, religions, […]

Legal Issues Facing the African American LGBT Community

October is LGBT History Month.  While the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is far too often depicted as white in popular media, African Americans represent a significant portion of the LGBT population.  According to the latest data, five percent of African Americans identify as LGBT. Racism makes like difficult for all people of […]

Stop and Frisk Law: What African Americans Need to Know

  Earlier this week, Donald Trump addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  While referencing Chicago, Trump stated, “The crime spree has a terrible blight on that city, and we will do everything possible to get it done.”  For Trump, the way to get it done is stopping and frisking Chicago residents.  About stop […]

Legal Tips for Seniors and their Caregivers

  The number of Americans over age 65 is rapidly increasing.  According the AARP, the number of older African Americans increased from 8.3 percent to 9.0 percent from 2006 to 2016.  The Census Bureau reports that this growth will continue over the next few decades.  As the number of older African Americans increases, they and […]

5 Laws All New Black Entrepreneurs Should Know

Small businesses drive the American economy.  Despite their importance, the number of Americans starting businesses has declined over the past thirty years.   Though fewer Americans are starting businesses overall, people of color are opening businesses at a record-breaking pace.  The United States Black Chambers of Commerce states, “In 2012, there were 1.9 million Black businesses. […]

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