Economics

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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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

| February 6, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “Negroes… sometimes choose their own leaders but unfortunately they are too often the wrong kind. Negroes do not readily follow persons with constructive programs. Almost any sort of exciting appeal or trivial matter presented to them may receive immediate attention… and liberal support.”—Carter G. Woodson The term “Drinking the […]

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Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

| February 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Despite a plethora of economic and social challenges, African Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the nation’s economy. A recent report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts, revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of African Americans believe they will be better off financially 12 […]

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Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

| February 4, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset, and then going home to sit down and wait for another crisis. […]

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