National

Black Unemployment Rate Increases

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate climbed from 10.7 percent in June to 11.4 percent in July, an increase attributed to more African Americans looking for work and finding it. “Building off the strength of the previous Read More

Op-Ed

Housing Recovery Bypasses Blacks and Latinos

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   Scholars from several of the nation’s most-esteemed colleges and universities jointly concluded that the nation’s so-called housing “recovery” is bypassing communities of color and working- class neighborhoods. Underwater America, their new report, analyzed negative equity and foreclosure data using zip codes Read More

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Op-Ed

Economy is Still Recovering

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   During 2013, the U.S. economy experienced a reasonable level of growth. The 3.4 percent growth rate in the second half of 2013 represented a solid growth rate, but not enough to trickle down to those who live at the Read More

Op-Ed

Nation’s Housing Recovery Far from Equal

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist With the annual holiday season approaching, many across the country will soon be celebrating with families and loved ones. Many such gatherings will toast the season and its blessings. But for families still troubled by delinquent mortgages and foreclosures, this Read More

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Op-Ed

Is the Recovery Stumbling or Soaring?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Although the overall unemployment rate still exceeds 7 percent, and the official Black unemployment rate is greater than 13 percent, there are some who insist that there is a robust economic recovery in progress.  Indeed, we were declared “post Read More