National

The art of the deal: President Trump loves confusion, chaos

The art of the deal: President Trump loves confusion, chaos

| February 24, 2017

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In politics, I have been told that you pick your battles, but President Donald Trump has a different theory. He has decided to fight everyone that does not agree with his opinion, and it’s probably the worst way that he could have started his administration. There are more than […]

Read More

This is why Trump is lying about voter fraud, crime

This is why Trump is lying about voter fraud, crime

| February 23, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) There are two subjects in particular that the Trump administration lies about the most: crime and voting. During a recent interview on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, President Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller lied about voter fraud during the 2016 elections. Miller said that, “And you have 14 […]

Read More

Building movement to fight extremism

Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

Read More

Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

| February 22, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting. Trump asked Ryan, a veteran black journalist, if she could set up a meeting with him and the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More