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Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

| December 10, 2016

By Betsy Kachmar Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Citilink is marking the 60th anniversary of an event that put public transportation at the center of America’s struggle for civil rights. Rosa Parks earned her reputation as the mother of the civil rights movement by refusing to surrender her seat on a bus to a […]

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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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Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

| December 7, 2016

By K.A. Davis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYEN—The Voices of Unity choir expressed their appreciation, in the form of song, to a crowd of sponsors, donors, family and friends who helped to make their three-country, nine-city European tour possible. The free  Journey to the Vatican Thank You Celebration took place on Oct. 6 at New […]

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Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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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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