Business

Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

| January 26, 2016

By Avis Thomas Lester Urban News Service Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland—one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions—the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in Bowie, where the local homeowners […]

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The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

| January 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Just days ago, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day and as always, it was a wonderful experience with the MLK Club.  On that note, this week’s spotlight is a little different because he has a business that he said Dr. King would be proud of because he’s […]

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23 percent of smartphone owners made purchase with app for first time in 2015

23 percent of smartphone owners made purchase with app for first time in 2015

| January 14, 2016

Car ride apps fastest-growing while purchasing and banking apps go mainstream INDIANAPOLIS—A new survey of U.S. adults indicates a majority of smartphone owners (56 percent) purchased a product using an app in 2015. The survey shows 23 percent of smartphone owners took this step for the first time last year. The sampling of mobile commerce […]

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Spotlight on McDonald’s owner, Theodore Williams Jr.

Spotlight on McDonald’s owner, Theodore Williams Jr.

| January 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of time as we travel on our journey of love to get to know […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

| January 7, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Motherland.” During a visit to Kenya, I went to a music event. One […]

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Abusive debt collectors target black consumers

Abusive debt collectors target black consumers

| January 4, 2016

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), debt buyers pay just 3.1 percent on the dollar for defaulted debts. Additionally, 94 percent of these […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—section 3 of the HUD Act

| January 4, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs have passed us by due to the noncompliance of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act by each and every HUD Administration since the beginning of the program in 1968. There is too much resistance from the […]

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Volkswagen apology ads ignore African American, Latino media

Volkswagen apology ads ignore African American, Latino media

| December 28, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind-eye to consumers in the African American and Latino community. To some, it’s puzzling that the scandal-plagued automaker would ignore African Americans, whom a Nielsen Company study revealed […]

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I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

| December 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc. is scheduled to host a unity and economic development event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 27 at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Established in March 2015, I Am Garvey Inc. is an organization dedicated to producing a full length feature film on the life and legacy […]

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