National

Latino, African-American Applicants Unfairly Denied Sandy Relief Funds?

[NBC Philadelphia] Local housing rights organization Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) says it has obtained data from the Christie Administration that shows that Latino and African-American residents applying for two major Sandy relief programs were denied by the state at higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. According Read More

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Op-Ed

Boehner: Intemperate, Ignorant and Out of Control

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote.  Needing 218 votes, he barely clinched it with 220.  His narrow vote reflects the fact that no Democrat would vote for him and that Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: Triumphs and Tragedies of 2012

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “I miss you baby girl. Sweet caramel princess. African American, Puerto Rican Canadian with a wee bit of Irish…We will honor your classmates you loved so dearly too. As well as the teachers and staff. Love wins.” — Nelba Read More

Press Room

The Show Must Go On: Wells Fargo and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Brave Hurricane Sandy to Support Student Scholars

Media Media Valerie Miller Williams 704-383-8025 C. Nicole Pierce 312-228-8820 The Show Must Go On: Wells Fargo and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Brave Hurricane Sandy to Support Student Scholars Wells Fargo sponsors the 25th Annual TMCF Leadership Institute [CHARLOTTE, December 13, 2012] – Last month, Read More

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National

Black Unemployment Drops Faster than for Whites

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent in November, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The decrease of 1.1 percent was a sharper drop than for Whites (6.8 percent, from 7 percent in October) Read More