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Wells Fargo, NAACP, National Urban League to Host Housing Forums for Aspiring Homeowners during National Homeownership Month

Media Veronica Clemons Wells Fargo 704-715-5145 Nicole Kenney NAACP 202-478-6409 Latraviette D. Smith-Wilson National Urban League 212-558-5433 DES MOINES, Iowa – May 29, 2014 – Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Urban […read more]


No Rap, No Hennessy Allowed

Bar incident riles hipster community By Phreddy Wischusen Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen There were about 15 or 20 people dancing, playing pool, chatting and having drinks the night of May 15 at the Painted Lady, a dimly-lit Hamtramck dive bar, frequented […read more]


8-Year-Old Hero Laid to Rest

Boy killed while defending his sister from sexual assault by Joey Matthews Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Eight-year-old Martin Cobb and his 12-year-old sister had a special bond. They were by all accounts inseparable as siblings, best friends and playmates. “They […read more]

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Dishonoring Our Vets

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, was designed to honor those who died in service to our country.  It is tragically ironic that around the same time we are honoring and remembering the dead, we are learning about deficiencies […read more]


Why Black Men Need More White Women

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Black women constantly complain about the dearth of “eligible” Black men to date and marry.  Noted sociologist William Julius Wilson has argued that “the increasing levels of non-marriage and female-headed households is a manifestation of the high levels of economic […read more]


Housing Recovery Bypasses Blacks and Latinos

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   Scholars from several of the nation’s most-esteemed colleges and universities jointly concluded that the nation’s so-called housing “recovery” is bypassing communities of color and working- class neighborhoods. Underwater America, their new report, analyzed negative equity and foreclosure data using zip codes […read more]

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Obama’s Reprehensible Foreign Policy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was reading an editorial criticizing President Obama for not doing more in the international realm.  Specifically, it suggested that he was too weak. He was supposedly not responding sufficiently to the alleged Russian threat to Ukraine, for instance. Another example […read more]


Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   A Christian with a Short Memory Dear Alma, I have a friend who is the ultimate Christian. Since she’s been “saved,” she has been more judgmental of others, as if she doesn’t have a past. Back in the day, […read more]