Black Lives Matter In The ER: Black Kids With Appendicitis Undertreated With Opioid Pain Meds

David Kroll, FORBES     (Forbes) – Black children were more than half as likely as white children to be given opioid pain medicine when arriving in U.S. emergency departments with moderate-to-severe abdominal pain due to appendicitis, even when corrected for insurance status and other confounding variables. The researchers did not Read More


Discrimination in Car Dealer Financing

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist A diverse group of civil rights leaders representing Blacks, Latinos and Asian-Pacific Islanders have joined forces to call for major changes in auto dealer compensation. Together, the organizations are calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to use its Read More

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Two Faces of Racism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffick in Read More


CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement. They sent a letter complaining to President Obama. Yep, you heard correctly. They took the bold Read More


Sagging Pants Banned in Some Texas Restaurants

by Cierra Duncan Special to the NNPA from The Houston Defender HOUSTON – Should “sagging” be banned? Some establishments think so. Two Houston McDonald’s locations recently joined the list of Texas restaurants that have banned customers wearing sagging pants with their underwear showing. Signs placed on Read More


Like Cholesterol, Some Discrimination is Good

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was on “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” last week.  This is a weekly TV show that deals with Black political issues, among other things. The roundtable discussion was very lively, but I was amazed at my fellow panelists’ Read More


Credit Check can be a Barrier to a Job or Promotion

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   As Black America continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, a new research report by Demos, a public policy organization titled, Discredited: How employment credit checks keep qualified workers out of a job, unveils how the use of credit history Read More