BET NEWS on CENTRIC: 10/18/11Published by Blair Bedford on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 9:00 am.
1.The Roots Announce New ‘undun’ LP, Big K.R.I.T. Duet
The legendary Roots crew, and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” band, are releasing a new album titled undun on December 6. [Read more]
2. Fixing the Black Male Unemployment Problem
Unemployment is a crisis affecting all communities, but more than any other demographic nationwide, unemployment is affecting African-American men the most.
Currently, the jobless rate for Black males stands at 16.8 percent. That’s more than twice the 7.7 percent rate for white males and more than the 13.2 percent figure for Black females, according to data released a week ago by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. [Read more]
3. Blacks Still Rank Highest in HIV Infections
Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic burst onto the scene, data from the Centers for Disease Control show that Blacks still rank highest among racial groups in the U.S. infected with the HIV virus. [Read more]
4. Guess La La Anthony’s Acting Coach
Hint: he’s under three feet tall. [Read more]
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