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Talk no substitute for action

Talk no substitute for action

| September 30, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much.  The period King conquered was a time of […]

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Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

| September 29, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, […]

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From pain to purpose

From pain to purpose

| September 28, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Dickered Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “A mother never gets over losing her child. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, how old her child was when they died, or the reason they were taken away, grief don’t ever expire. Never tell a mother whose child has died […]

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Wages up for black men, down for black women

Wages up for black men, down for black women

| September 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black-white income gap narrowed in 2013 with black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for blacks rose $793, an […]

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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 27, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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Data company settles federal job-discrimination case

| September 26, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to more than 3,600 minorities nationwide, the Department of Labor announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement, Westat will pay a total of $1.5 million in back wages and […]

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CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

| September 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

| September 26, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Jesse Dixon is known for these words in this chorus: “I found the answer to prayer, I’ll tell it everywhere…I know, I know, I know what prayer can do!” I once heard someone say that prayer was overrated. After hearing this, I remember wanting to duck and dodge to avoid […]

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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

Study: Few feel media coverage of African American, Latino communities accurate

| September 26, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African-Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of blacks and Latinos believe the way their respective communities are portrayed in the media is accurate. These findings […]

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