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Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

| October 31, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) What the hell is going on with blacks in this Republican Party? My phone has been ringing off the hook since last week with people from across the country asking me to explain the unexplainable. Memo to my readers: I DON’T WORK FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. But, it seems […]

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Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

Four things President Obama can do to help black folks in his last 100 days

| October 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on Oct. 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in office by campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president. Indeed, he has put his legacy on the line, telling black people at his […]

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

| October 19, 2016

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

| October 18, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title. Far too many […]

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CFPB sues, fines TMX Finance $9 million over misleading loans

CFPB sues, fines TMX Finance $9 million over misleading loans

| October 14, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Many consumers breathe a sigh of relief when their car loans are finally paid off. Gaining title to personal vehicles should free up monthly monies—unless that title is later used as collateral for a high-cost and abusive loan. Car-title loans provide a percentage of a vehicle’s total value in […]

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Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

| October 12, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Now that the dust has settled around President Obama’s comments at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner, let me give you my take on the subject. In 2010, immediately following the midterm elections, in some instances, black folks were blamed for the “shellacking,” as Barack Obama put […]

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A Trump win in November could tear apart this nation

A Trump win in November could tear apart this nation

| October 12, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) All right, team, we are getting close to the finish line: Election Day Nov. 8. We have witnessed the first debate, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and while I would argue that Clinton won, Trump made enough arguments to reinforce some level of confidence among his supporters. […]

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When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

| October 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it […]

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We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

We must close payday loan debt trap once and for all

| October 11, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on Sept. 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average worker. Incomes are up a whopping 5.2 percent between […]

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