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Lee, Pelosi Celebrate a Return to the Workforce

OAKLAND POST — On Oct. 26, over 150 community members gathered at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland to celebrate men and women who have come out of one of the most traumatizing and challenging experiences a person can have—imprisonment—and emerged with new jobs and new hope for their futures. […read more]


To Be Equal: National Urban League Launches $70 Million Jobs Rebuild America Initiative

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “We urge that a comprehensive jobs program be developed and executed by way of a partnership that includes government, the private sector and the nation’s non-profit community.” November 7 National Urban League letter to President Obama, John Boehner and Nancy Read More


Next Budget Showdown Could Lead to More Cuts

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After blinking during in a New Year’s Day showdown with President Obama that could have triggered across-the-board spending cuts and significant tax increases, Republicans are poised to seek deep cuts in spending that would violate the Read More