Op-Ed

Attacking Economic Racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to Read More

Op-Ed

Looking Beyond Ferguson, Mo.

By Claud Anderson NNPA Guest Columnist   The lack of respect for a Black man’s life, rights and contributions became infused into the nation’s national spirit and codified in the legal and political infrastructure. How the nation should view Blacks was laid down in the Read More

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Blackonomics: How Much are You Worth?

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist In a 2010 report titled, “Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future,” posted by Insight – Center for community and Economic Development, a startling and unbelievable statistic was cited.  Written by Mariko Chang, with the help Read More

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Blackonomics: Controlling the Money

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” –  Mayer Amschel Rothschild I often wonder if most Black people in America really understand the across-the-board impact economics has on our daily lives. Or, have we Read More

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Empowering Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington, D.C. for Black Press Week.  I attended this year’s Black Press Week with a heightened interest in how our Black-owned Read More