Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Debow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the organization.

Providing Match Makers Throughout the Black Diaspora – Way Cool!

NNPA NEWSWIRE — One of the biggest thrills is the fact that we Afro Americans in the United States have so much in common with the Afro Americans of South and Central America. Our roots are Western Africa. Our passages to the new world are similar via the utmost horrific human bondage, rape, and atrocities history has recorded. Some of our DNA may be directly related for all that we know. But the separation by centuries cannot keep us apart here in the 21st century. […read more]


Internet at a Crossroads

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   The communications network of the National Black Chamber of Commerce has evolved along with the Internet. When we first started back in the late 1980s, we would write and print out letters through a pinwheel printer. To print Read More


Black Migration to California

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist     For the United States, World War II began after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy.  A year before that, the military draft began and more young men were going into military service.  After Read More

No Picture

Beyond the Rhetoric: Our Rotten Probation System

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population.  Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed.  Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: A Tale of Two Presidents

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The contrast between the attitudes of China’s President Xi Jinping and our President Barack Obama is absolutely shocking.  President Xi is straight up about business.  In fact, he is very aggressive.  President Obama seems to be reticent about the Read More