Economics

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

| December 9, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for black workers, in general. Not only did the share of Black […]

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FWUL celebrates ‘Christmas On The The Campus’

FWUL celebrates ‘Christmas On The The Campus’

| December 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Get in the holiday spirit with “Christmas On The On Campus,” hosted by the Fort Wayne Urban Leagued, 2135 S. Hanna St. Shoppers, mark your calendar for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 16. You’re invited to come and enjoy an evening of cheer. This event is composed of a number of locally-owned businesses […]

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OMCCBCV post-election statement

OMCCBCV post-election statement

| December 1, 2016

THE One Million Conscious and Conscientious Black Contributors and Voters (OMCCBCV) stands on our most basic and practical standard, Economic Empowerment, as we have since our inception less than two years ago. On many occasions, we have spoken on radio shows across this nation, letting Black people know who we are and what we are […]

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Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

| December 1, 2016

By Jim Clingman (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne Urban League Gala 2016

Spotlight on Fort Wayne Urban League Gala 2016

| November 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to say, it’s that time of year again for us to get together and celebrate life, love, fun and excitement at the Urban League’s Gala Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12.  This gala will honor four well deserving people for their contribution to mankind in our […]

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Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

| October 20, 2016

By Armstrong Williams (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate of around one percent, and labor force participation is […]

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Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

| September 26, 2016

Editor’s note: Organizers of this group of concerned citizens forwarded this letter to us just after the previous week’s publication deadline for publication in our online edition. They also asked us to publish it in this edition, post meeting deadline, to get this information out to the public. Join us Sept. 27, 2016 at Fort […]

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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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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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