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Wells Fargo, NAACP, National Urban League to Host Housing Forums for Aspiring Homeowners during National Homeownership Month

Media Veronica Clemons Wells Fargo 704-715-5145 Veronica.c.clemons@wellsfargo.com Nicole Kenney NAACP 202-478-6409 nkenney@naacpnet.org Latraviette D. Smith-Wilson National Urban League 212-558-5433 lsmithadv@nul.org DES MOINES, Iowa – May 29, 2014 – Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Urban Read More

Business

Why is Amazon Bullying Book Publishers?

  (The Week) – “Amazon is confirming its critics’ worst fears,” said Farhad Manjoo at The New York Times. While the online retailing giant “has marketed itself as a book buyer’s best friend,” the company’s escalating dispute with publisher Hachette is revealing its true colors. “In an Read More

Health

Ben Carson: Doctor of Division

(The Washington Post) – Neurosurgeon-turned-conservative-icon Ben Carson said in a visit to the capital Wednesday that God’s plan for him is to teach Americans that “our strength is in our unity and we need to stop fighting each other.” What a noble sentiment! And how Read More

Politics

First Lady Responds to School Meal Critics

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is “unacceptable.” The rules set by Congress and the administration over Read More

Health

Jamaica University Sacks AIDS Doctor

(IOL News) – Religious activists, students and colleagues gathered outside Jamaica’s biggest university on Monday to protest the firing of an HIV expert who testified on behalf of church groups defending an anti-sodomy law. Dozens of protesters said the Jamaica campus of the University of Read More

Entertainment

No Rap, No Hennessy Allowed

Bar incident riles hipster community By Phreddy Wischusen Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen There were about 15 or 20 people dancing, playing pool, chatting and having drinks the night of May 15 at the Painted Lady, a dimly-lit Hamtramck dive bar, frequented Read More

Health

Blacks are Drowning in Swim Help

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the two weeks leading up the to unofficial start of summer, reports of accidental drowning deaths had already begun, including at least three victims under the age of four, and a 21 year-old Grambling State Read More

National

8-Year-Old Hero Laid to Rest

Boy killed while defending his sister from sexual assault by Joey Matthews Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Eight-year-old Martin Cobb and his 12-year-old sister had a special bond. They were by all accounts inseparable as siblings, best friends and playmates. “They Read More

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Op-Ed

Our Continuing Conversation on Race

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: he won’t go away. He’s still trying to whistle the “I’m-not-a-racist” ditty to anyone who’ll listen. His attempts to obscure the obvious Read More

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Op-Ed

Dishonoring Our Vets

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, was designed to honor those who died in service to our country.  It is tragically ironic that around the same time we are honoring and remembering the dead, we are learning about deficiencies Read More

Op-Ed

Why Black Men Need More White Women

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Black women constantly complain about the dearth of “eligible” Black men to date and marry.  Noted sociologist William Julius Wilson has argued that “the increasing levels of non-marriage and female-headed households is a manifestation of the high levels of economic Read More

Op-Ed

Housing Recovery Bypasses Blacks and Latinos

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   Scholars from several of the nation’s most-esteemed colleges and universities jointly concluded that the nation’s so-called housing “recovery” is bypassing communities of color and working- class neighborhoods. Underwater America, their new report, analyzed negative equity and foreclosure data using zip codes Read More

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Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Controlling the Money

By  James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” –  Mayer Amschel Rothschild I often wonder if most Black people in America really understand the across-the-board impact economics has on our daily lives. Or, have we Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: From Hardship to Hope

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   “Foster care is not fun for anyone,” says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska’s foster care system at age 12 and remained until she “aged out” at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school Read More

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Op-Ed

Obama’s Reprehensible Foreign Policy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was reading an editorial criticizing President Obama for not doing more in the international realm.  Specifically, it suggested that he was too weak. He was supposedly not responding sufficiently to the alleged Russian threat to Ukraine, for instance. Another example Read More

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   A Christian with a Short Memory Dear Alma, I have a friend who is the ultimate Christian. Since she’s been “saved,” she has been more judgmental of others, as if she doesn’t have a past. Back in the day, Read More