Politics

Black Workers Would Benefit from Minimum Wage Hike

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Increasing the minimum wage would disproportionately benefit, Black workers and push the country closer to racial and economic equality, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit think tank, focused on Read More

National

Obama’s Reform Plan ‘Misplaced’ for HBCUs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama’s proposal to make colleges more affordable has some good points, but could disproportionately harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), many of whom are already reeling from changes in the college student loan program Read More

Politics

The ‘Forgotten Goals’ of the 1963 March on Washington

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The hoopla surrounding the observance the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom often ignores that lack of progress made since 1963 on tough issues such as persistent unemployment and wage disparities, according Read More

Business

Whites 6 Times Wealthier than Blacks

[NNPA] By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whites had an average wealth of $632,000 in 2010 while Blacks had about $98,000 and Hispanics had $110,000, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. “Such great wealth disparities help explain why many Read More