Economics

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

| October 30, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the German automaker, for refusing to reply to the survey for the group’s annual diversity scorecard. Not only did BMW refuse to complete the survey, the German automaker also refused […]

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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with ‘Megabank’ bill

| October 19, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937). The new bill would require, “prudential banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal […]

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

New Amazon HQ2 would bring significant economic benefits to Gary, Indiana

| October 13, 2017

Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lobbies for Amazon headquarters By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) GARY, Ind.—It could the greatest comeback in the history of any American city. Gary, Indiana, a predominately black city, that has struggled with business closures, soaring unemployment, poverty, foreclosures and depressed property values for decades, could be seeing a dramatic turnaround […]

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South Sudan has lot to offer world

South Sudan has lot to offer world

| October 12, 2017

By Bona Malwal (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I’ve held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan. America has always had a special place in my heart. Let me state clearly, that without the help and support of the United States […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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Even with advanced degrees, black women earn less than white men

Even with advanced degrees, black women earn less than white men

| October 4, 2017

By Bria Nicole Stone (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what white men were paid in 2016. On average, black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to white men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at the Economic Policy […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

Stop Indiana’s anti-‘ban the box’ legislation

| April 21, 2017

By Barbara Bolling-Williams Special to Frost Illustrated On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, our state legislature passed an anti-ban the box bill, that if signed by the governor, will prohibit Indiana cities and towns from passing ordinances that promote fairness in hiring.  The elimination of a simple box from an employment application levels the hiring field […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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