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Social Security At 80: Yawn

(Forbes) – While Donald Trump dominated last week’s GOP debate, two of the GOP candidates tried to talk seriously about Social Security’s future. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mentioned his 12-point entitlement reform plan and chided the other candidates for being vague about their own Read More

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The Women’s Leadership Gap

(American Progress) – Women make up a majority of the U.S. population. Women are 50.8 percent of the U.S. population. They earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees and 60 percent of all master’s degrees. They earn 47 percent of all law degrees and 48 percent of all Read More

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A-B Invests in HBCU Students

by Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Thirty college students from across the country came to St. Louis from July 23-25 for the fourth annual Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown leadership symposium, where they accepted $150,000 in scholarships while participating Read More

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Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low

Fewer African-Americans since Civil Rights Era By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: “There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them.” But based on an extensive study Read More

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Report: NBC is Investing $250 Million in BuzzFeed

(Business Insider) – NBCUniversal is reportedly investing $250 million in BuzzFeed at a $1.5 billion valuation, according to Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka. BuzzFeed declined to comment on the report. Most recently, BuzzFeed raised a $50 million Series E round last summer, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon. The Read More

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‘Dark Money’: ALEC Wants Image Makeover

(Politico) – The Koch brothers-backed group that helped launch the push for voter ID laws and “stand your ground” statutes has a new project: defending the anonymous “dark money” in politics. The American Legislative Exchange Council, composed of conservative state lawmakers and corporations, devoted part Read More

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Analysts: T-Mobile to Take No. 3 Slot from Sprint

NEW YORK (USA Today) — The already heated competition between T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s chief Marcelo Claure could soon reach stratospheric heights. Research firm GSMA Intelligence, which tracks the mobile industry, is predicting that T-Mobile may have finally surpassed Sprint in the three-month period ended in June to become the nation’s Read More

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4 Tips For Financing a Franchise

(Black Enterprise) – One of the benefits of franchising is that there is a built-in support mechanism in place for you – a network of resources. Let’s say you have found the perfect business concept, one that seems to add up from every angle and couldn’t be Read More

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FCC Set to Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal

(USA Today) – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday he has circulated to his fellow FCC commissioners the agency’s proposed order approving the acquisition, which would create one of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers. AT&T and DirecTV will have to agree to some conditions for the final Read More