Tag: obamacare

A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

| October 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Judge Lorenzo Arredondo will tell you he’s been blessed in so many aspects of his life, including in his career as a public servant.  He’s been a dedicated teacher who has taught at every level; he’s been a pioneering lawyer who, after winning a scholarship to attend law school at the University of San […]

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Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

| May 4, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because she’s in business to help you stay in business by helping your business grow. And, we need that because in this thing called life, we’ve seen so many businesses within the community come and go and that saddens […]

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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

| January 28, 2016

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness. The ACA has begun to deliver on that promise, but work still remains to ensure all who need […]

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The African American State of the Union

The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

| December 11, 2015

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant […]

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ObamaCare improves health of Black America

ObamaCare improves health of Black America

| November 12, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million black Americans have made some type of progress during the past seven years of the Obama administration, there is still much more to be done to end the vast racial […]

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Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

| October 30, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Bye, bye Biden. The vice-president who might have given the Honorable Hillary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing is not right for him. Clinton needs someone to rattle her cage, to push her to be more focused in the general election. Now, Senator Bernie Sanders […]

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On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

| July 30, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the […]

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Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

| July 9, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion–treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it recently–finally been irredeemably shredded? History is being made now. Not just “ordinary” history, but momentous history. The kind of history that […]

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Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

| June 30, 2015

By LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion There’s a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country—and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country’s most important health insurance programs. Historically, the Mason-Dixon Line marked the division between states that embraced slavery and states that rejected […]

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