Economics

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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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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