Category Archive: National

May 24

How The Mainstream Media Is Helping Russia

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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Once again, the liberal, mainstream media has lost its collective mind over the mess swirling around President Trump in regard to the firing of former FBI director, Jim Comey. It’s sad to see the lack of any attempt by the mainstream media to simply do its job, which is …

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May 17

BILL TO CELEBRATE 400 YEARS OF BLACK HISTORY PASSES U.S. HOUSE

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) said that ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to make a decent life for themselves and their families is the central challenge of our time. This photo was taken  during a forum on criminal justice reform in Northwest Washington, D.C. in July 2015. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary …

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May 10

In 2017 State of Black America Report, Blacks Show Slight Gains

Marc Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League, suggested that recent activism against many of the Trump Administration’s proposals, caused the White House to change course. In this photo, Morial speaks during the "2016 State of Black America" launch event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

  Equality Index for Blacks Inches Closer to Whites in the 2017 Report By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League (NUL) suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by …

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May 02

BLACKONOMICS: Time For Black Fraternities and Sororities To Step Up

James Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. His latest book, Black Dollars Matter! Teach your dollars how to make more sense, is available on his website, Blackonomics.com.

Black Fraternities and Sororities Have the Economic Clout to Power the Next Black Renaissance By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?” And at the end of the movie, Scotty said to Nino, “This is personal,” …

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Apr 19

I Won’t Be Silenced By The Solar Industry

  The Solar Industry Wants Me to Be Quiet. I Wonder Why. By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist As a journalist and political commentator, who covers issues important to the African American community and other marginalized communities, I have taken on powerful forces over the years. I have provided a voice for underrepresented communities and …

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Apr 05

BLACKS HAVE A LOT TO LOSE WITH TRUMP’S NEW BUDGET

  By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” targets a number of programs for severe cuts or outright elimination—programs that often help poor, working-class and Black families. The budget plans to cut almost $4 billion in Pell Grants. More …

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Apr 05

Border Wall Contractors Worry About Being Attacked

One potential bidder on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under “hostile attack.” Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force. With bids due Tuesday …

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