Economic development is for naught if an area’s residents are not in a position to patronize the stores, restaurants and entertainment venues available to them.
Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, the Philippines and Latin America including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso.
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Fifty years ago, civil rights leaders dove head-first into the on-going debate over American economic policy by placing the fight for equal employment opportunities at the forefront of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Despite their efforts, black child poverty, black unemployment and the median income […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry–the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the […]
By Benjamin Todd Jealous The federal government shutdown is approaching three weeks. At the time of this writing, the shutdown has already furloughed hundreds of thousands of federal workers, frozen social programs for low and moderate-income communities, and significantly slowed down economic growth. The great irony of this temper tantrum over federal health care reform is that it has […]
(GIN)—Africa has 55 billionaires at a time when the number of Africans living in extreme poverty has risen over the past three decades, according to the World Bank, from 205 million to 414 million. Three of the billionaires are women—the mother of Kenya’s president, a daughter of Angola’s president and a Nigerian oil tycoon and […]