Economics

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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This is why black-owned newspapers matter

This is why black-owned newspapers matter

| August 15, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) In 2017, we will celebrate 190th anniversary of the Black Press in America. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal on March 16, 1827 in New York City, black-owned newspapers have led the way when it comes to raising a voice of consciousness for Black […]

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Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

| July 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common: What is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. They didn’t […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Black men returned to job market in April

Black men returned to job market in April

| June 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) The black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and black men showed gains in the labor market, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The national unemployment rate was stagnant at five percent and the […]

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Libertarian candidate for governor points out flaws in Pence logic

Libertarian candidate for governor points out flaws in Pence logic

| June 9, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Rex Bell, Libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana, claims that current Governor Mike Pence isn’t getting the full picture. “We’re seeing a lot of commercials where the governor is taking credit for creating jobs. Most people nowadays realize government doesn’t create jobs. People do, and they create them in spite of government, not because of […]

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Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

| May 28, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) There is a crisis of monumental proportion in our so-called “bBlack communities.” A crisis that if not checked will prove to be our demise. We are bleeding so badly that we are in a comatose state and on life support right now. But we still have a strong […]

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Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

| May 26, 2016

By Walter Rhett (NNPA News Wire Contributor) President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant it has already become a political […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

Black Caucus members react to Tubman replacing Jackson on front of $20 bill

| April 30, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) On April 20, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to the NNPA News Wire about the historic tribute to Tubman. One of the most important heroes in American history, Tubman […]

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