When it comes to the African Diaspora, some nations are duped or cheated by deceptive behavior at the expense of Black consumers and business owners.
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Beyond the Rhetoric: Deceit in Free Trade Agreements

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I quickly figured it out. This whole agreement was about how they could get more products from China tariff free. It soon became apparent that this “blue print” was happening all over Africa.” […read more]


It’s all about the Money

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   Our past was certainly all about the money.  As soon as the Europeans discovered the Americas and determined that Native Americans weren’t going to submit to slavery, they went to Africa for their slaves.  The first slave ship Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: A History of Union Racism

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   It was the early 1970s and my mentor, the late Arthur Fletcher, received the “green light” from Secretary of Labor George Schultz and President Richard Nixon to integrate the construction workforce on federally regulated projects.  Construction unions were Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: Time to Consider Impeaching Obama

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Throughout history every civilization owes its existence to its military.  Societies exist because they are adequately protected against outside sources by the strength of their soldiers and strategy of their military leaders – field officers.  The Israelites were enslaved Read More

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Our Rotten Probation System

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population.  Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed.  Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: Un-United Betrayal in Chicago

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Like many American cities, Indianapolis was a venue for mass discrimination against Black owned construction business.  I had been working since 1989 to change that.  For the most part, we were very successful.  The “Indy Way” was complete diversity Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: A Tale of Two Presidents

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The contrast between the attitudes of China’s President Xi Jinping and our President Barack Obama is absolutely shocking.  President Xi is straight up about business.  In fact, he is very aggressive.  President Obama seems to be reticent about the Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: The ‘Colored Entrance’ to White-Owned Businesses

by Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers.  There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility.  Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility?  That is correlated with salary.  The greater Read More