Economics

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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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

Follow the money: Minority vendors raise questions about government ad spending

| April 12, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The federal government spends about $1 billion on advertising services, but history continues to show that small businesses and local and minority-owned media companies are mostly left out. On March 23, as part of its ongoing series on Supplier Diversity, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business […]

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Women in NAACP Breakfast provides blueprint for community revitalization

Women in NAACP Breakfast provides blueprint for community revitalization

| March 3, 2016

Photo provided by Erma Belt Staff Report FORT  WAYNE—To revitalize our community, residents must get involved in shaping our future, engage young people and set a positive example for a next generation of leaders, Cherise M. Dixie told the audience at a recent Black History Month brunch in the Summit City. A crowd of about […]

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Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain?

Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain?

| February 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27. What is wrong with black folks? For decades conscious black leaders have cajoled, encouraged, admonished, and begged us to raise money among ourselves, a small amount from a lot of people, you know, the way Marcus […]

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