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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

| December 10, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I am 40 years old and have finally decided to cut my mother, father, sister and oldest niece out of my life. I’m tired of being lied to, deceived and treated like the black sheep of the family. My mom and I never had a mother-daughter […]

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Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

| December 9, 2016

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500 Courtesy of the NNPA FORT WORTH, TEXAS—NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were […]

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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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Film review: ‘Loving’

Film review: ‘Loving’

| December 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) For a long time, it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on the books in 16 states below the Mason-Dixon line. Marry […]

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Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

| November 22, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) The closest person in the world is responsible for this one. It’s all about praying and meditating in the morning. I have watched a personal transformation right before my very eyes. I’ve watched as the quest for the habitual has become the reality of ritual, so much […]

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Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

Dream deferred: Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

| November 22, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to African Americans and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner […]

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Film review: ‘Moonlight’

Film review: ‘Moonlight’

| November 22, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, ‘Moonlight,’ writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity […]

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