Dr. Ben Chavis
Charleston Chronicle

Norton to Introduce Bill Requiring Federal Agencies to Advertise with Minority-Owned Media

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she will introduce a bill to require all federal agencies to include in their annual budget requests to Congress the amount they spent in the most recent fiscal year on advertising contracts with newspapers and media companies owned by minorities and women. […read more]

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: Street Gangs – L.A. Style

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   All major cities have street gangs.  Some can be violent and many can be criminal organizations.  Los Angeles, without a doubt, is the world hub of ethnic street gangs.  Blacks have the Bloods, Crips and Pirus while Asian Read More

Op-Ed

Blacks, Latinos Two-Thirds of Under-Banked

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). African-American households represent 34 percent of all under-banked consumers, the highest percentage among demographics Read More