Politics

Obama on Defensive over Healthcare Glitches

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Under unrelenting attacks –including from Democratic supporters – President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers Read More

Op-Ed

Class of 2013: Courage, Choice and Compassion.

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “Raise your eyes now, and look from the place where you are…for all the land that you see I will give to you.” Genesis 13: 14-15 University commencement season is a time of high hopes and great celebration. I Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: Expanding Medicaid Crucial for Economy, Health

  By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist   Recently, 400,000 poor and underserved Louisianans, many them people of color, were shut out of potentially life-saving health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A Louisiana House health committee voted down a measure that would have forced Read More

Op-Ed

Message to Congress: Show Courage on Gun Safety

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist   “Sometimes I close my eyes and all I can remember is that awful day…But other times, I feel Ben’s presence filling me with courage for what I have to do…”Francine Wheeler, mother of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the Read More

National

NUL: Blacks Slip on the Road to Parity with Whites

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks have fallen behind in their efforts to reach parity with Whites in several key areas since 2010, according to the National Urban League’s new “State of Black America” report. Each year, the report computes an Read More

Politics

The Elusive ‘Black Agenda’

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Rep. Marcia Fudge says Blacks Need to Press their Case WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A few weeks after President Barack Obama won four more years in the White House, dozens of Black leaders crowded around a podium in the Congressional Read More