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36th Annual NBCSL Legislative Conference to Focus on Leading a United Front: Diverse Not Divided

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2012 36th Annual NBCSL Legislative Conference to Focus on Leading a United Front: Diverse Not Divided State legislators to convene in the Nation’s Capital with advocates, corporate executives, and public policy experts to discuss the nation’s most pressing issues affecting under-served […read more]

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Wells Fargo Expands Mobile Deposit Service Nationwide, Increasing Anytime, Anywhere Banking Convenience for Customers

          Media       Lisa Westermann lisa.b.westermann@wellsfargo.com       415-222-6236  Wells Fargo Expands Mobile Deposit Service Nationwide, Increasing Anytime, Anywhere Banking Convenience for Customers Specialized Mobile Banking Services Drive Surge in Customer Adoption San Francisco, November 28, 2012 – […read more]

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Business

Aspirations: Purposeful Giving

Aspirations: Purposeful Giving By Michelle Thornhill NNPA Columnist We’ve all heard the adage, “the more you give, the more you receive.”  I believe that most people are willing to give, but uncertain about how to make the most meaningful contributions.  It’s perfectly fine to give […read more]

Op-Ed

Civil Rights Hypocrites

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was once told, “Be what you are looking for. If you want friends, go be a friend; if you want love, go love someone and if you want happiness, go make someone happy.” As I have reflected on […read more]

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Not all Public Policy is Created Equal

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money.  One of the proposals is to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70.  After all, some […read more]

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Op-Ed

Obama Stands by Susan Rice

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist All U.S. United Nations ambassadors sit in a perpetual hot seat.  That comes with the assignment and to be periodically involved in public controversies is not out of the ordinary.  Yet with the growing unprincipled and ultra-partisan attacks […read more]

Op-Ed

Lincoln, the Movie: What’s Missing?

By Gary L. Flowers NNPA Columnist   “ ‘Negro History’ is the missing segment of world history” Carter G. Woodson Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history.  Never was such so true than […read more]

Op-Ed

Tuning Out Black Radio

By William Reed NNPA Columnist “Historically, Black radio … fulfilled all functions Black people needed … but now it’s time to take a serious look and right the wrong of the mess we call Black radio today,”  says Todd Steven Burroughs, a lecturer in the […read more]

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National

NAACP Supports Wilmington Ten Petition

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Wilmington Journal WILMINGTON, N.C. (NNPA) – The national NAACP has now joined its North Carolina conference of chapters in supporting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten. Meanwhile sources maintain that there is opposition to the […read more]

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Scrambling to Provide a Good Education

Scrambling to Provide a Good Education By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Federal housing assistance recipients usually do not reside in areas near high performing schools, keeping many educational opportunities from reaching poor and minority students, according to a recent study by […read more]

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Op-Ed

Income Inequality Grows in U.S.

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The threat of an impending fiscal cliff has sparked intense conversations about whether upper income citizens are paying their fair share of taxes. But equally important – and perhaps more important in the long term – is the issue […read more]

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Op-Ed

A Black Thanksgiving

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Millions of Black American families observed Thanksgiving this week.  We have much to be thankful and grateful for. Yet we should also be cognizant of the challenges and struggles that lie ahead in the pathway to future economic […read more]

Op-Ed

Understanding Why Republicans Lost

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, “W-e-l-l, there you go again.”  Post-election, the Republicans just can’t seem to get their act together.  They can’t bring themselves to admit that President Obama beat them fair and square. Karl Rove said […read more]

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Democracy on Trial

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist On Election Day, I found myself thinking about Venezuela. In the context of a hotly contested race for the presidency of the country, all reports indicated that the Venezuelan elections were handled smoothly with very few problems.  This was true […read more]

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National

GOP’s ‘Racist’ and ‘Sexist’ Attacks on Susan Rice

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice is “not very bright” and is “unqualified” to be named Secretary of State by President […read more]

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Clock Winding Down for Wilmington Ten Pardons

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal WILMINGTON, N.C. [NNPA] – Now that the 2012 presidential elections are history, supporters for the Wilmington Ten pardons of innocence effort are increasing their efforts to build more overwhelming public support for the cause […read more]

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Black Youth Critical to Obama’s Victory

By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Although youth are credited with helping President Obama defeat Mitt Romney on Election Day, the president would not have carried that bloc of voters if Black youth had not supported him in overwhelming numbers, according to exit […read more]

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Crime Down, Black Arrests Up

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although crime is on the decline in the United States, the rate of arrest of Blacks continue to exceed that of Whites, according to a report by the Justice Policy Institute. The Justice Policy Institute, a […read more]

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Activists Ponder Their Next Move

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks were instrumental in the re-election of President Barack Obama and now it’s time for him to return the favor, according to panelists at a Town Hall-style meeting organized at Howard University last week by the […read more]

Business

Wells Fargo’s 2012 Community Support and United Way Campaign Reaches Record Total of $79 Million

  Media Jim Nawrocki 415-222-1940 Wells Fargo’s 2012 Community Support and United Way Campaign Reaches Record Total of $79 Million Total represents a 23% increase over 2011 campaign SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2012 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that its team […read more]

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Wells Fargo Launches New Online Business Credit Center for Small Business Owners

  Media Media Jim Seitz Jennifer Langan 612-316-2447 213-253-3452 jim.seitz@wellsfargo.com Jennifer.l.langan@wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo Launches New Online Business Credit Center for Small Business Owners New resource introduced as Wells Fargo marks 10th consecutive year as America’s No. 1 small business lender based on government data   […read more]