Maybe it's the economy. Perhaps its the collapse of opportunity in the banking and financial industries. But whatever the reason the Index is boosted by news that 25% of African-American seniors at Harvard applied to Teach For America, the non-profit that trains teachers and then places them in urban schools.
Perhaps something positive could come out of this whole economic downturn.
The Black Pack (DCBP) 3.31 +3.31 NA
At least that's how ten young black Washington insiders have been dubbed by theroot.com. While we're hesitant to fall back into the whole talented tenth debate -- we're certain the exposure will only help the careers of those named.
The Black Community and The Cops (AACC) 2.73 -1.02 -27.2%
Ridiculousness on both ends of the spectrum. From Oakland "protesters" supporting a cop killer to Dallas police harassing NFL player Ryan Moats as he attempts to visit his dying mother in law.
The trust just isn't there.