To begin, very few African Americans are aware of or have information about Opportunity Zones, and many consumer advocates warn that the investments may not reach distressed areas.
Business

COMMENTARY: “Opportunity Zones” The New Trump Executive Order For Blacks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — On paper, “Opportunity Zones” appears to be an excellent concept and major corporations have an opportunity to invest in distressed communities and get a break on their taxes. These Opportunity Zones were created a year ago under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but a year later there are still no established rules to implement the program. […read more]

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Op-Ed

2016: A Year in Review

By Armstrong Williams (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Is it still 2016? This really seems like the year that never ends. So much has happened of historical import that 2016 will no doubt go down as one of the richest historical periods in American history. It is Read More

Politics

Ben Carson’s Godly Riches

(Politico) – Before Ben Carson was vying for votes from members of Christian organizations, he was charging them tens of thousands of dollars — in some cases even more than he charged groups with no religious ties — for speeches. Carson, now a GOP presidential Read More

Politics

National Poll Shows No Clear GOP Frontrunner

  (Politico) – The Republican field for 2016 is growing increasingly top-heavy, with no clear front-runner emerging in the latest nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Grabbing 10 percent apiece among Republican voters are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Read More

Health

Ben Carson: Doctor of Division

(The Washington Post) – Neurosurgeon-turned-conservative-icon Ben Carson said in a visit to the capital Wednesday that God’s plan for him is to teach Americans that “our strength is in our unity and we need to stop fighting each other.” What a noble sentiment! And how Read More

Politics

Ben Carson: Candidate-in-Waiting? Or New GOP Toy?

by Adrienne Washington Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Dr. Ben Carson (Courtesy Photo) A major television network anoints him “The New Conservative Folk Hero.” A Wall Street Journal editorial and a T-shirt available online hail “Ben Carson for President.” Well, maybe not for president, but Read More