NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson joins political strategist Donna Brazile, for “Where Do We Go from Here,” a discussion on the state and future of race in America held at the Howard University Interdisciplinary Building. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)
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NAACP’s Derrick Johnson and Donna Brazile: The ‘State of Black America’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people,” said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. “This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community. We really need to take a step back and focus on what’s important, particularly in this era.” […read more]

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Commentary

#StayWokeOklahoma #WeVoteWeWin: The Oklahoma Eagle Editorial Political Endorsements

OKLAHOMA EAGLE — After weighing the wildly different candidacies of republican Kevin Stitt and Democrat Drew Edmondson it was clear the biggest and most significant difference was their view toward education. Oklahoma is at critical crossroads and most people see the state’s long and painful destruction of education as a cataclysmic crisis. Perhaps no other issue reveals the deep divide in how Oklahoma views government than education. It’s time for a change. […read more]

Community

Protect Our Care Bus Stops in Music City

TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — “Last April I walked into a doctor’s office with a nagging cough and I walked out with a stage-four cancer diagnosis,” said Laura Packard. Six months of chemotherapy and a month of radiation saved Packard’s life. “It cost about a million dollars to keep me alive and that’s money that most of us just don’t have,” she said… […read more]

Politics

White House Pushes for Black Enrollees

[The Hill] The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have Read More

Op-Ed

Black Voters Are Now Up for Grabs

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I had an extensive conversation last week with a prominent Republican political operative about next year’s congressional elections.  This operative is one of the godfathers of Republican politics and has played at the highest level for more than 30 Read More

Health

Better Healthcare for Less Money, if You Can Find It

(Reuters) – Consumers intrigued by the new model of accountable healthcare – which promises better-coordinated care that could save lots of money – are going to have to actively seek out participating providers. A tenet of accountable care is better quality: doctors are paid to Read More

Health

U.S.-born kids have more allergies, asthma

[CHICAGO TRIBUNE] Kids and teens who are born abroad and immigrate to the United States are about half as likely to have asthma and allergies as those who are born in the U.S., according to a new study. Researchers surveyed the parents of 80,000 children Read More

Health

Some 2 million U.S. seniors refuse Medicare Part D free money

[UPI] Low cognition hinders U.S. seniors’ Medicare choices and it calls into question potential effectiveness of a Medicare voucher system, researchers say. Senior author Michael McWilliams of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital said the Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D Read More