OP-ED: Items Not on my New Year’s Resolution List

PASADENA JOURNAL — It is typical this time of year to prepare a list of resolutions for the coming year. […read more]


Obama Supports Small Business Saturday

by Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer President Barack Obama and his daughters Malia (right) and Sasha visit a bookstore in D.C. on Nov. 30 in support of Small Business Saturday. (Courtesy photo) President Obama and his daughters Malia and Sasha Read More


Child Watch: Preventable Hunger in Our Land of Plenty

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist While many American families gathered around the Thanksgiving table last week, some of us combined this year’s traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts, a too quiet group was left out of the national celebration. The nearly 49 million Americans, including Read More


The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist   Thanksgiving Day – a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings – has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day rivalries fill the TV.  Now, it threatens Read More


The 12 Immutable Rules of Watching Thanksgiving Football

[Forbes] The great Jason Gay has spent the last three Thanksgivings detailing the many, many, many rules of Thanksgiving touch football. He is the congressional oversight committee of Thanksgiving touch football. But his rules, awesome as they are, overlook one little thing: Most people don’t play football on Thanksgiving. Read More


7 Ways To Curb Weight Gain Over Thanksgiving

[Forbes] Here’s an unpleasant reality check: The traditional American Thanksgiving meal packs an average of 3000 calories. Considering that the recommended daily caloric intake for women ranges from 2000 (over age 25) to 1850 (over age 50) this puts one meal at approximately a third more than Read More


All Day Shopping Frenzy on Thanksgiving?

ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely Read More


Feeding Families Made More Hungry by Congress

[The Washington Post] The holiday season is beginning, which means two things: Many Americans will eat too much, and many others won’t have nearly enough. November will be tougher than usual for the hungry because it kicked off with a brutal blow to their already- meager food Read More

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A Black Thanksgiving

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Millions of Black American families observed Thanksgiving this week.  We have much to be thankful and grateful for. Yet we should also be cognizant of the challenges and struggles that lie ahead in the pathway to future economic Read More