Liberal groups boycotting Facebook over immigration push

[THE WASHINGTON POST] Several prominent liberal organizations are launching a boycott of Facebook, an escalation in the simmering feud over founder Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform push. Progressives are upset with the ads Zuckerberg’s group has funded in support of vulnerable senators who back immigration reform. Instead Read More


Study says business travel has high returns

[UPI] A study sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association said that every dollar invested in business travel was returned almost 10 times over in business revenue. The study conducted by Oxford Economics found a return of $9.50 in revenue and $2.90 in profit for each Read More


Consumer Power has no Age Limit

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   I believe our future is in good hands, despite what recent news headlines would have us otherwise believe.  You are as familiar as I am with the barrage of negative stories of violence, drugs, teen pregnancy, bullying and other Read More


Chinese factories rise but U.S. manufacturing slows

[REUTERS] Strong demand at home boosted activity at Chinese factories last month, but U.S. manufacturing hit an unexpected speed bump after expanding rapidly in February, weakened by a slower pace of new orders. Other surveys released on Monday showed manufacturing sectors in South Korea and Japan growing as exports Read More


Chief Justice hit by credit-card fraud

[THE WASHINGTON POST POLITICS BLOG] Credit-card fraud can strike anyone, anywhere. Ask Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts usually uses a credit card to buy his morning coffee at his local Starbucks in suburban Maryland. But on Tuesday, when he needed to be extra sharp for the Read More


Observer Co-Publisher Kathryn C. Lee passes at 77

[THE SACRAMENTO OBSERVER] SACRAMENTO – She was a contestant in the Miss Amigos pageant in Sacramento in 1954, but those who knew her said her true beauty lie in her ability to help provide opportunities for other African Americans in the region. Kathryn C. Lee, Read More


Colleges find a new way to get grads hired

[CNNMONEY] A handful of colleges think they’ve found the secret to closing the gap between the types of graduates they’re turning out and the types of workers employers are looking for: spiders. Not the hairy, creepy kind, but rather artificial-intelligence spiders that crawl through search Read More


Few NYC Ad Dollars Spent on Ethnic Media

[THE NEW YORK CARIB NEWS] The Center for Community and Ethnic Media, which is housed at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, is releasing a report today on the advertising practices of New York City’s government. The report documents how little of the city’s ad Read More


Bishop Eddie Long Sued Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

[HUFFINGTON POST] Atlanta megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long is facing a suit from former parishioners who say he encouraged them to invest in a company that was operating an alleged Ponzi scheme. A dozen former members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., Read More


Coca-Cola executive Saunders Jones retiring

[THE ATLANTA VOICE] ATLANTA – Longtime activist and civic leader Ingrid Saunders Jones is retiring from Coca-Cola after 30 years of notable service with the company, officials announced this week. Jones, senior vice president of Global Community Connections and chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation, will Read More


Beyond the Rhetoric: Business Tools for Success

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   No business can guarantee success.  In fact, the vast majority of business ventures fail by the second year. Yet, entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy and the few who succeed provide more than 70 percent of all Read More



By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Again this year, African Americans placed higher priorities on participation in politics than the pursuit of capitalistic and business development initiatives to improve their economic conditions. Their primary motivation is to use “the vote” to get what they want Read More

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Corruption on ‘Steroids’

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   Most people think of corruption belonging exclusively to the Third World. Actually, corruption is everywhere. Sometimes it is rampant and sometimes it is subtle and, by definition, very hard to detect.  Let me tell you about corruption that Read More


American Families Are Poorer Than in 1989

[]   The deterioration in American families’ wealth is even worse than you would know from this morning’s headlines about the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances (PDF). According to my calculations, the inflation-adjusted median net worth of American families was lower in 2010 than in 1989. Read More