Although the numbers are down today for African Americans playing
professional baseball, Blacks have made tremendous strides in the sport.
Now the U.S. Postal Service has released commemorative stamps of two
African American great baseball players as part of its Major League
Baseball All-Stars stamp series, to be released on July 21. The two are:
Larry Doby and Willie Stargell.
According to a recent study, diners may be treated differently by
restaurant wait staff because of race. The survey, “Dining While Black,”
of 2000 servers in 18 North Carolina eateries found that 38.5 percent
of the servers discriminated against Black customers.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the year 2009 saw the highest
number of Ponzi schemes in recent years. In fact, the number of Ponzi
schemes discovered in 2009 (the latest figures available) nearly
quadrupled the numbers a year earlier. One of the latest was committed by a man who billed himself as the youngest Black CEO of a public company.
There seems to be one segment of the American population that is making strides in the job market--Black women. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since December, Black women have shaved more than 3 percentage points
off their unemployment rate, from 13.9 percent to 10.8 percent. That’s
the biggest decrease during the last five months for any single
demographic group broken down by race, sex, and age.