Politics

White House Pushes for Black Enrollees

[The Hill] The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have Read More

National

The Rise and Fall of Mayor Kevin Johnson – Part II

Mayor Kevin Johnson in fight to keep his title as president of Black mayors’ group By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – National Conference of Black Mayors Executive Director Vanessa R. Williams usually looks forward to the week immediately following the organization’s Read More

Politics

Mayor Kevin Johnson Warns of ‘Crisis’ in Education

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASHVILLE (NNPA) – The education of Blacks has reached a state of crisis that demands a strong response from all African-Americans, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its Read More

Politics

Head of Black Mayors Group Urges Accountability

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief ATLANTA (NNPA) – Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson, the newly-elected president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), told his colleagues that if they don’t improve the lives of their constituents, they don’t deserve to remain in office. Read More

Politics

Black Mayors Rally to Reclaim their Organization

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With some embarrassing internal issues addressed and its sights set firmly on expanding its global impact, the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta this Thursday. The theme of Read More