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U.S. Doesn’t Care about Poor People

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the poverty data was released on September 17, comparing the poverty situation in 2011 to that in 2012, many hoped that poverty levels would drop as an indication of economic good news.  But while the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has Read More

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Business Exchange: ‘Is He Black Enough?’

By William Reed NNPA Columnist “If you had a choice of color, which one would you choose my brother?” –Curtis Mayfield – 1969 In the official U.S. 2010 head count, President Barack Obama provided one answer to the question about his ethnic background: African American. Since the option Read More

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Blackonomics: Including Us in Economic Inclusion

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   Thomas Boston, noted economist and author of Affirmative Action and Black Entrepreneurship, in which he called for a strategy that would establish and grow Black-owned businesses to the point of having the capacity to employ 20 percent of the Black Read More

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Blackonomics: Reclaiming Black Dollars

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   Yes, I said, “Reclaiming,” which obviously means doing it again.  There was a time in this nation when Black people did all the things we are discussing today pertaining to economic empowerment, business development, and business support.   As we Read More