Politics

CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

CBC, state AGs, consumer advocates stand up to CFPB foes

| February 7, 2017

Lawmakers, lobbyists attack consumer protection agency By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As a new Congress and White House begin their respective governmental roles, a still-growing cadre of supporters and opponents are focusing on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ironically, Capitol Hill’s ongoing regulatory tug-of-war is really not a partisan issue […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

Obama, spending power drives consumer confidence among blacks

| February 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Despite a plethora of economic and social challenges, African Americans remain among the most optimistic consumer groups in the nation’s economy. A recent report by the market research firm, Packaged Facts, revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of African Americans believe they will be better off financially 12 […]

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Fox &  Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

Fox & Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

| February 2, 2017

Some folks are racing to serve the devil   A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the […]

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No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

| February 2, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In the United States of America, we love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great; we are wonderful; we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have […]

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Sore loser liberals turn to attacking Trump’s cabinet picks

Sore loser liberals turn to attacking Trump’s cabinet picks

| February 1, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Republicans engaged in voter suppression tactics nationwide. Clinton won the popular vote. Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon is a bigot. Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, is a racist. These are all Democratic talking points describing all things […]

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Civil rights groups furious in opposition to Jeff Sessions nod for U.S. attorney general

Civil rights groups furious in opposition to Jeff Sessions nod for U.S. attorney general

| February 1, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The first sentence from the statement by Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson that was released hours after the news broke that President-Elect Donald Trump had chosen the Alabama Senator as his Attorney General said it all. “There’s no other way to say it: Jeff Sessions is […]

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President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

President Obama says farewell, not goodbye

| January 31, 2017

By Mary L. Datcher (Chicago Defender/NNPA Member) On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the world set eyes on Chicago, and this time it wasn’t about the discussion of the latest homicide stats or a family member being lost violently to gunfire. This time is all about President Barack Obama returning to the town where his political career […]

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Trump speaks of ending ‘carnage’ as he enters White House

Trump speaks of ending ‘carnage’ as he enters White House

| January 31, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Donald Trump’s inaugural address was heavy on nationalism and populism. It also was light on any attempt to bridge the divide between his supporters and those who didn’t support him, thousands of whom marched in the streets at record numbers the day after his inaugural. Speaking for 16 […]

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The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

| January 31, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Black-owned Newspapers […]

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