Tag: NAACP

Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

| August 4, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle It’s been some three weeks since nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church were gunned down at a Bible study session in the church. After the shootings the community and nation displayed an unprecedented outpouring of compassion for the victims and survivors as well as […]

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The change we’ve been waiting for

The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

| August 3, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as white men, according to a new White House report. The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning correlations between the educational and employment success of […]

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The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

| July 27, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It is “that” time of year again. Students are heading back to school and it’s hard to determine who is more excited, the students or the Women In NAACP (WIN)! “A student that’s prepared for school, when they enter that first day with the resources they need, […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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Indiana, cultivate energy efficiency, electric fairness to all

Indiana, cultivate energy efficiency, electric fairness to all

| July 13, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman, BS, MBA, HCM, HIS We are embarking on a new era of Energy Democracy and “We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union” want a Just Energy Choice. Indiana state policies and our electric utilities are driven to use fossil fuel energy to power the industrial plants. There lies our dilemma. These decisions […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

Whites don’t have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter

| June 27, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Rachel Dolezal had looked around, she would have discovered that a white person does not have to pretend to be black to lead an NAACP chapter. In fact, she would have to look no farther than several states south, to Arizona, to see that a white man, […]

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Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

| June 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–More than 1.9 million black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor […]

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Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

| May 12, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report In recent weeks, Frost Illustrated has devoted significant attention to the rash of police killings of unarmed black men around the nation and protests aimed at holding rogue police officers and out of control police departments accountable for their actions. We also took the time to point out that black on […]

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