Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: Children Need to Fly, Too, to End Sequestration

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   Anyone despairing that Congress can’t get anything done should note last week’s swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when its own Read More

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Op-Ed

The Shifting Sands of Sequestration

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Sequestration is like the sand in an hour glass.  When the sand starts falling, it does not seem to amount to much.  The full section of the hour glass seems not to change, at least at first.  Yet Read More

National

Unemployment May Worsen for Black Workers

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The economy beat expectations in February by adding 236,000 jobs nearly, doubling 119,000 jobs created in January, according to the Labor Department. Overall, the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, but the Black jobless rate stalled Read More