Business

Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Open Letter to Northeast Indiana and Downtown Fort Wayne political and business leaders

Open Letter to Northeast Indiana and Downtown Fort Wayne political and business leaders

| November 14, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Dear Visionaries, I can no longer maintain my silence concerning what looks like to me as a Northeast Indiana history re-write. I encourage everyone to go to www.neindiana.com/workshop/. Please read about their “Our-Story” Project. {Yes it’s called Our-Story} . In my opinion, this “project” as stated is dangerous, lacks substance, it is […]

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Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

| November 12, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, […]

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South Africa veep orders eviction freeze, angering white landowners

South Africa veep orders eviction freeze, angering white landowners

| November 11, 2014

(GIN)–Announcing an immediate ban on legal and illegal farm evictions, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa set off a firestorm among the mostly white commercial farmers from the fertile Western Cape who threatened retaliation. Ramaphosa announced the freeze after an hours-long meeting with agricultural and farm labor representatives from the area. The talks are part of a […]

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Macy’s model of fairness

Macy’s model of fairness

| November 4, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis  Jr. NNPA Columnist I am always on the alert to make sure that black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in which we live. The truth is whenever it is possible […]

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Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, The Center for Creative Collaboration and the Edward Lowe Foundation are scheduled to conduct a workshop on the challenges of leading a minority owned firm from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 19, at Indiana Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus, Talwar Leadership Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. According to organizers, diversity is a […]

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Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

| October 24, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: It’s not everyday that one of our readers contact me to shine the spotlight upon a CEO of a hospital here in our city of Fort Wayne, Ind., and it happened so I was delighted—delighted enough to bring him to you. First, this is what someone […]

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Verizon scores second win for best ‘Overall Performance’ in Fort Wayne

| October 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Verizon won its second Overall Performance award from independent firm RootMetrics recently that covered a testing period of late September. RootMetrics tested wireless carrier performance in the Fort Wayne market for four days in late September, covering 654 miles and 24 indoor locations with a total of 18,525 tests. Verizon scored the highest for […]

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Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Black men show job gains

| October 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The unemployment rate for blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. […]

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