Voting While Black in Mississippi

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA ColumnistLast week, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters have always followed: they judge it to be in their self-interest. On June 24, Thad Read More


Right-Wing Gets it Wrong

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about Blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP Read More

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Ikea and the Gap Fill the Wage Gap

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist President Obama would like the national minimum wage to rise to $10.10 an hour. By executive order, he has already raised the minimum wage for federal contractors.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has threatened to sue President Obama for his Read More

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Blackonomics: The Power of Talk

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The recent gathering of serious, conscious, and intelligent brothers and sisters in Washington, D.C. on June 21 was so refreshing and stimulating.  The event was called Power Talk One, and it was organized by Carl Nelson, radio talk show host par Read More

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Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Affair with a Coworker Dear Alma, I had an affair with a coworker that led to the demise of my marriage. Biggest mistake of my life. I feel as though I am getting the short end of the stick Read More


Obama Taps Business Exec to Oversee Troubled VA

Julie Pace, ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups. An administration official said Obama planned to Read More


Showboat Atlantic City to Close Aug. 31

Jessica Parks, Suzette Parmley, Amy S. Rosenberg, and Jacqueline R. Urgo Special to Philly.com from The Inquirer   ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Philly.com)—Showboat Atlantic City hotel and casino will shut down Aug. 31, Caesars Entertainment announced Friday, citing declining revenue, increased competition and a high tax Read More


Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex

Nicole Winfield, ASSOCIATED PRESS   VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to anything” when it opens a two-year debate on some of the Read More


St. Louis American Wins NNPA Best Newspaper Award

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – The St. Louis American has won the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Russwurm/Senstacke Trophy for general excellence for the third consecutive year, it was announced Thursday night at the NNPA’s annual convention here. It was the Missouri newspaper’s Read More


What will Aereo’s TV watchers do now?

[CNN] Aereo, the embattled startup that captured shows from the broadcast airwaves and let users stream them digitally to their computers, smartphones or tablets, is essentially dead after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday. The court, in a 6-3 vote, ruled that the service violated copyright laws, Read More

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Talking About Money Difficult For LGBT Investors, According to Wells Fargo Study

    Media: Matt Hurwitz 415-396-6964 Matthew.s.hurwitz@wellsfargo.com @MattHurwitzWF   Sarah Tonigan 505-818-7480 Sarah.h.tonigan@wellsfargo.com @SarahToniganWF   Talking About Money Difficult For LGBT Investors, According to Wells Fargo Study Fewer Than Half In Same-Sex Marriages Seek Professional Guidance, Despite Ongoing Confusion Around Current Marriage Laws And Regulations Read More


Death toll from Nigerian mall bomb rises to 22

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The National Hospital spokesman says a victim wounded in the bomb blast at a mall in Nigeria’s capital died overnight, raising the death toll to at least 22. The government says soldiers shot and killed one suspect as he tried to escape, and police detained a second suspect. Wednesday’s Read More


Extended TV Viewing Can Cause Premature Death

(NNPA)—A study from the American Heart Association finds that watching three or more hours of television everyday—as opposed to one hour or less—doubles the chance of premature death. Using a sample of 13,284 Spanish college students, the researchers studied the link between sedentary activities, such as computer Read More


U.S. Population Growth Tilts Toward Asians

Paul Overberg, USA TODAY (USA Today)—Slowing Hispanic immigration and birth rates are shifting the USA’s growth toward Asians, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. For the second straight year, net immigration by Asians topped that of Hispanics, the agency reported. About 338,000 Asians immigrated to the Read More


Google Shows of Android Auto, Wearables

Barbara Ortutay, ASSOCIATED PRESS   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. But the online search leader’s effort to broaden its focus beyond smartphones and tablets Read More


Martin Luther King Jr., Wife Honored with Medal

Connor Radnovich, ASSOCIATED PRESS   WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. The Kings’ Read More


Terry McMillan Switches Publishers

  NEW YORK (AP) — Terry McMillan is ending a long-term relationship — with her publisher. The author of such best-sellers as “Waiting to Exhale” and “Disappearing Acts” has left Viking after 25 years and signed with Crown Publishers for her next novel. Crown announced Read More


Why We Text and Drive

By Steven Ivory Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times While sitting at the light on a backed-up Los Angeles freeway exit ramp one morning, I noticed that one out of every three drivers getting onto the freeway on the other side of the Read More