Economics

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

| February 8, 2016

1 Samuel 8 describes our predicament By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and even worse it seems we […]

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World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

| January 19, 2016

62 people control as much wealth as half the entire world (GIN)—As the world’s political and business elite head off to the World Economic Forum—held this week in a Swiss ski resort—activists from around the world are demanding that growing wealth inequality around the world must be stopped. The theme of this year’s gathering is […]

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I Am Garvey event draws community together

I Am Garvey event draws community together

| January 2, 2016

                [I Am Garvey event photos by Erma Belt] FORT WAYNE—Scores of folk gathered at the Weisser Park Community Center Dec. 27 to celebrate and to help reinvigorate the liberating message of the visionary messenger Marcus Mosiah Garvey during a special unity and economic development event sponsored by […]

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Verizon’s priorities for veteran hires

Verizon’s priorities for veteran hires

| November 10, 2015

By Patrick Lewis Verizon topped the list of the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers 2015 rankings in large part for understanding how hiring veterans brings immeasurable assets to our company. Veterans boost bottom lines and bring skills and talent we need in Indiana. As a result, Verizon has invested in staff and programs to make […]

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Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

Watch this film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar

| October 31, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist When you die, what will you leave behind: bills or benefits? That’s the main question posed by the upcoming documentary film by Ric Mathis, a videographer and filmmaker in Atlanta. The question is applicable on a personal and collective level; one each of us should honestly answer. Mathis has captured […]

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Blacks missing from political circus

Blacks missing from political circus

| September 24, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news: Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates from which we will eventually choose to compete for the presidency, and nowhere […]

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The main thing we must do

The main thing we must do

| September 19, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist What do you consider to be the most important issue facing Black people in America? Jobs? The criminal justice system? The education system? Reparations? Violence? Global warming? Immigration? All of these issues and others you may mention fall under the broad auspices of economics and/or politics. The essence of our […]

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The value of labor

The value of labor

| September 8, 2015

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “It is necessary to reaffirm that employment is necessary for society, for families and for individuals. Its primary value is the good of the human person, as it allows the individual to be fully realised… Therefore, it follows that work has not only the economic objective of profit, but […]

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Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

Report: Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor black children out of poverty

| August 21, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than three years old in the black community by nearly 22 percent, according to a recent report. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in […]

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Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey

| August 20, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Happy Birthday, Marcus Garvey! This is not a history lesson; it is simply about homage, recognition, and appreciation of a black man who loved his people so much that he sacrificed beyond what most of us would say is reasonable. Marcus Garvey cared so much about his people that he […]

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