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The value of white privilege and the American Dream

The value of white privilege and the American Dream

| February 22, 2017

Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms, says new research By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers […]

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Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

| February 22, 2017

Trump White House working on executive order for HBCUs By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Despite a cavalcade of political distractions and a legal battle over immigration, President Trump appears to be focused on funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Less than three weeks in office the Trump administration is in the process […]

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Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

Goldman Sachs’ small business program alumni create jobs, increase revenue

| February 22, 2017

Firms in Southern California benefit from Goldman Sachs’ ‘10,000 Small Businesses program By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) LOS ANGELES—Eight hundred Southern California businesses have joined thousands of entrepreneurs across the country in an initiative to create jobs. The business owners are participants in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a scholarship-based program that convenes […]

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Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

| February 22, 2017

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition) Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate […]

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New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

New study: Blacks feel ignored by Democrat Party

| February 21, 2017

Cornell Belcher releases study showing African Americans political feelings By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump administration, because 92 percent of African Americans voted […]

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Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

| February 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your […]

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Debate on Sessions nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King letter

Debate on Sessions nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King letter

| February 13, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, Feb. 7 as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest. But at 7:15 p.m. that same day, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recited the […]

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History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

| February 13, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary We’re not saying we have a solution to this particular problem, but as we were sitting around have an office discussion, a number of thoughts came to us on the subject of immigration. First, given claims that this is a “Christian” nation established by “Christian Founding Fathers” (that’s another topic—we suggest […]

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Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

| February 13, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total black population, the number of black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from […]

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Students should know about charter schools

Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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