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GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

GM’s Boler-Davis awarded 2014 Technologist of the Year

| December 19, 2014

Pioneer’s story inspires STEM students, professionals DETROIT—A General Motors executive who said she was once discouraged by a teacher from pursuing an engineering career received the 2014 Technologist of the Year award from Women of Color magazine. Alicia Boler-Davis, General Motors’ senior vice president of global quality and customer experience, was awarded the highest honor […]

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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Still looking for change

Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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Blacks rejoining labor market

Blacks rejoining labor market

| December 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy. The black unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in October to 11.1 percent and the jobless rate for whites increased slightly […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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A license to kill black men

A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way

| December 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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