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Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

Black unemployment rate double what whites experience

| December 9, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. October was a bad month for black workers, in general. Not only did the share of Black […]

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Black women will elect next president

Black women will elect next president

| November 3, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The AFL-CIO is a national trade group and the largest federation of unions in the United States. Carmen Berkley, […]

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After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

After recent police shootings, NNPA declares state of emergency in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) WASHINGTON, D.C.—The recent extrajudicial killings of three black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. The NNPA, is a trade group that represents more than 200 […]

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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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‘Trusted comrade,’ Black Press legend George Curry dies at 69

‘Trusted comrade,’ Black Press legend George Curry dies at 69

| September 6, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The Black Press lost one of it’s most celebrated warriors when George Curry, veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Wire, died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, Aug. 20. Curry was 69. “On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), we are […]

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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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Can National Diversity Coalition for Trump sway black voters?

Can National Diversity Coalition for Trump sway black voters?

| August 5, 2016

By Freddie Allen (National News Managing Editor) It’s official. Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland was a rough and raucous ride for the reality star, real estate developer turned political neophyte. After charges of plagiarism over Melania Trump’s speech, a non-endorsement from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and […]

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Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

| June 13, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about black folks, but “it will tell us even more about what America is […]

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Black men returned to job market in April

Black men returned to job market in April

| June 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) The black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and black men showed gains in the labor market, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The national unemployment rate was stagnant at five percent and the […]

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NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

NNPA, Chevrolet launch history internship program at Howard

| April 11, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA National News Managing Editor) In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program. The program titled, “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU), […]

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