The only way Black boys will learn to be Black men is that they must be taught by Black men. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

NNPA NEWSWIRE — There are Black role models in the communities and the Black media has a responsibility to tell positive and powerful stories of Black men and women who are making a positive difference every day. The emphasis for Black men is to bring attention on the necessity for mentors, to help Black boys narrow the achievement gap in the country. […read more]

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Our dignity and respect must begin as Black people in our families, and then our community, our country, and then the world.(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
Business

COMMENTARY: Living in America While Being Black Under the Trump Regime

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The buying power of the African American community is $1.1 trillion, but it only circulates 6 hours in our community, and the Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than African Americans. The Jewish keep the dollar in their community for 20 days, and the dollar in the White community circulates 17 days.” […read more]

To begin, very few African Americans are aware of or have information about Opportunity Zones, and many consumer advocates warn that the investments may not reach distressed areas.
Business

COMMENTARY: “Opportunity Zones” The New Trump Executive Order For Blacks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — On paper, “Opportunity Zones” appears to be an excellent concept and major corporations have an opportunity to invest in distressed communities and get a break on their taxes. These Opportunity Zones were created a year ago under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but a year later there are still no established rules to implement the program. […read more]