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Black Doctors Earn Less than White Doctors

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200 physicians across 26 areas of medicine were asked questions about annual compensation, race, gender, geography Read More

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PRESS ROOM: Comcast Cable Accepting Proposals for Two New African American Owned Independent Networks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2016 Contact Information Comcast Corporation Katie Lubenow, 215-286-5691 Katie_Lubenow@comcast.com or Jeannette Castaneda, 215-286-4933 Jeannette_Castaneda@comcast.com PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Cable today announced the company is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Read More

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Why Access to Capital Still Matters

By A. Shuanise Washington (President and CEO Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated) The lack of access to capital is one of the gravest threats confronting minority-owned businesses—and one that has deprived minority communities of their own source of wealth and jobs. Capital is, in fact, Read More

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PRESS RELEASE: NNPA and NAHP Join Forces on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Greater Inclusivity in All Federal Government Advertising Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 11, 2016 Contact: Claudette Perry at cperry@nnpa.org or Belzi Palencia at belzi@elmundous.com Strategic Alliance Between African American and Hispanic American Newspaper Publishers Supports Full Voting Rights and Statehood for DC, and a Request that Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Will Ask the Read More

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Obama to further ease Cuba travel, business restrictions Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/cuba-sanctions-213818#ixzz3mEl6cTwh

  [POLITICO] The White House announced Friday that it is relaxing additional restrictions on Cuba regarding travel, commerce and investment, stemming from President Barack Obama’s call to ease Cuban sanctions last December. The regulatory changes include making it easier to travel to the Caribbean country, Read More

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Dems Give Business a Thorny Embrace

Bernie Becker and Peter Schroeder, THE HILL WASHINGTON (TheHill.com)—Democrats are offering a mixed message to the business community as they try to peel away support from the Republican Party. For months, Democrats have wooed the business community by touting their support for the expiring Export-Import Read More

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Mega-Mergers Are Killing Innovation

[TIME] The latest mega-merger in the telecommunications sector, that ofAT&T and DirecTV, would be the fourth largest in history, and it comes only months after the nation’s largest cable operator Comcast announced that it was buying Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable operator. Nor Read More

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How loyalty programs took over my life

[THE WASHINGTON POST] I am having a hard time being loyal to all my loyalty programs. I have frequent flyer/buyer/rider/sleeper/eater cards with two airlines, three hotel chains, a grocery store, two booksellers, one drug store, a coffee chain, a salad place, an office supply store, Read More

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Tribune takes a cue from News Corp. in planned newspaper spinoff

[LOS ANGELES TIMES] Tribune Co.‘s plan to spin off its newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, into a stand-alone publishing company follows in the footsteps of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. — and other media companies. Nearly two weeks ago, News Corp. divided into two separate companies: 21st Read More

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Jobs data upbeat, but trade and services dim outlook

[REUTERS] Private employers stepped up hiring in June and new applications for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, pointing to a steadily improving labor market picture. Still, the pace of economic growth remains lackluster, with other reports on Wednesday showing a Read More

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Rise in mortgage rates cuts into home buyer demand

[REUTERS] Expectations the Federal Reserve will slow its economic stimulus program by the end of the year pushed mortgage rates higher last week, sapping demand from potential home buyers, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. Rates measured by the Mortgage Bankers Association jumped Read More

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Wal-Mart, AT&T, Best Buy Slashing iPhone 5 Price

[LOS ANGELES TIMES] If you’re looking for a new iPhone 5 on the cheap, now is the time to buy. A number of retailers have begun slashing their prices on the popular Apple smartphone, including Wal-Mart, which cut prices on the device by $60. The retailer now sells Read More

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Study Says Housing Discrimination Still Prevalent in US

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans who are looking to purchase a home still face discrimination in subtle forms, according to a new national study. According to the study, commissioned by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More

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Report: Pregnant workers face routine discrimination

[CBS NEWS] Pregnant women, especially those in low-wage jobs, are denied basic accommodations and routinely fired, according to a new report released Tuesday. Employers continue to refuse to provide pregnant workers accommodations that they routinely give employees with disabilities – despite federal laws designed to Read More

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Report says 70 percent of U.S. workers are disengaged

[UPI] A large majority of U.S. workers do not like their jobs with a significant portion of them disruptive in at least a passive-aggressive sense, a survey found. Being passive-aggressive at work would include attitudes that were so negative they held back personal productivity or Read More

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Blacks Optimistic about Finances

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  Members of the Black middle class are more optimistic about their finances than they were a year ago, according to a recent study by the research arm of Prudential Financial Inc., Prudential surveyed more than 1100 Read More