Business

GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

| December 19, 2014

Pioneer’s story inspires STEM students, professionals DETROIT—A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors’ senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, was awarded the highest honor […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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Still looking for change

Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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Blacks rejoining labor market

Blacks rejoining labor market

| December 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy. The black unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in October to 11.1 percent and the jobless rate for whites increased slightly […]

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AT&T faces $10 billion race discrimination suit

| December 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T and DirecTV. The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) filed the lawsuit for an unnamed company that “owns seven original […]

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Journey to justice

Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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The Christmas creep

The Christmas creep

| December 11, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales? They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now. We’ve been experiencing this “Christmas creep” for years. Some of us are reluctant to call it “Christmas Creep” because there is no Christ or Christianity in the profligate spending […]

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Demanding equal protection: Emergency Manager lawsuit moves forward

Demanding equal protection: Emergency Manager lawsuit moves forward

| December 10, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen The Emergency Manager lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder will move forward on the grounds that African Americans are not treated equally under the state law, Public Act 436. Based on the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted after slavery […]

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For-profit prison companies foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

| December 3, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,” according to a new report. The report published by the American Friends […]

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Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

Korean wig shop owners feel pinch of globalization

| November 28, 2014

By Jong Won Lee Special to the NNPA from Korea Daily Via New America Media ATLANTA—For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U.S. wig industry—a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put […]

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