“I was able to put the paper behind young African American women who wanted to ascend to power and help lead in a political way to make our communities and the world better,” said Sun Reporter Publisher Amelia Ashley Ward (center), accompanied by San Francisco Mayor London Breed (left) and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
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Kamala Harris, London Breed Help Sun Reporter Newspaper Celebrate 75th Anniversary

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Sun-Reporter was founded in 1944 and it quickly became a social and political advocate for African Americans on issues like civil rights, discrimination, housing and education as well as a vital source of information at a time when there was little media coverage of Blacks in the mass media. […read more]

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The result is a continuing cycle of poverty and incarceration that has a devastating impact on families for generations. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and Executive Director. […read more]

A staggering 43 percent of American households that can’t afford basics such as food, child care, health care, transportation, and a cell phone. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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Disney, Stieglitz and Others Criticize Excesses of Billionaires and Uber-Wealthy

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It is time to call out the men and women who lead us and to draw a line in the sand about how low we are prepared to let hard-working people sink while top management takes home ever-more-outrageous sums of money,” Disney Heiress Abigail Disney wrote in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post. “It is unreasonable to expect corporate boards to act as a check on this trend; they are almost universally made up of CEOs, former CEOs and people who long to be CEOs.” […read more]

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Fighting Poverty on Two Fronts

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty.  Appalled by the way too many Americans lived, he empowered federal workers to develop and implement programs that created jobs, health care, housing and legal assistance.  Some Read More

Op-Ed

Mel Watt is Ideal Choice to Lead FHFA

By  Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the Read More

Op-Ed

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Read More

Op-Ed

Black American’s Never-Ending Challenge

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Within a matter of days late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land. In one, Emory University President James W. Wagner seemed to suggest that the bargaining among Read More

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Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America Help 1,600 Successfully Buy Homes through ‘LIFT’ Programs

Media contacts: Wells Fargo Chris Hammond 415-222-4106 chris.l.hammond@wellsfargo.com NeighborWorks America Lindsay Moore 202-220-6317 lmoore@nw.org Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America Help 1,600 Successfully Buy Homes through ‘LIFT’ Programs $170 million Effort Offers Home-buying Education, Down Payment Assistance for Moderate Income Buyers in 20 U.S. Housing Markets San Francisco and Read More