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Why do black business struggle to grow?

Why do black business struggle to grow?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to eight million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly—by 46 percent […]

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Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

| August 30, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Center FORT WAYNE—Verizon announced today it has launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast. Verizon LTE Advanced hits all the major cities, and covers loads of less-served places including highways, interstates, […]

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Operation L.A.A.N.D (Legislating African Americans New Developments)

Operation L.A.A.N.D (Legislating African Americans New Developments)

| August 30, 2016

By Jeromyah Jones Special to Frost Illustrated Merely recognizing the achievements and contributions of a people after 400 years of being dehumanized, brutalized and racially victimized will never be enough to right the wrong that America systematically constructed for the lives of African Americans. This proposal requires one to take off his political shades and […]

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Area AME elder elected bishop

Area AME elder elected bishop

| August 30, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Anne Henning Byfield to head up 16th District covering Caribbean FORT WAYNE—The Summit City played host to one of the region’s history making women this past Sunday when newly-elected African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Anne Henning Byfield delivered the message during Sunday morning service at Turner Chapel AME Church on Aug. 28. […]

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U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

U.S. Postal Service to issue new Kwanzaa stamp

| August 27, 2016

Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service WASHINGTON, D.C.—The first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Kwanzaa Forever stamp is scheduled to take place Oct. 1 in Charleston, South Carolina’s Marion Square at the MOJA Art Festival. With this vibrant new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. This annual non-religious holiday, which takes […]

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Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

Enhancing black-owned newspapers in the age of social media

| August 24, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on taking the next successful step in their professional careers. The NNPA and Chevrolet offered students from the Howard University […]

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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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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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Taking a closer look at black mental health

Taking a closer look at black mental health

| August 22, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges—from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues—the African American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden. […]

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