Not all public policy is created equal

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to

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‘Fiscal cliff’ scare just a fake crisis

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Columnist Why do imaginary phantoms terrify, while real-life horrors seem normal? Why do our elected representatives act in ways

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Black unemployment still needs to be addressed
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The unemployment rate report that was released November 2 was good news for President Obama. The unemployment rate ticked up just a tiny bit, from 7.8 ...
Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent
Why an agenda on job creation in education should lead Obama’s second term By Dr. Andre Perry Contributing Columnist People of color and in particular poor, people of color have fallen in love ...
Jobs report shows slow but steady growth
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Voters were still waiting to elect the next president of the United States when the Labor Depart­ment’s monthly jobs report, issued four days before ...
Blacks and Hispanics lost $1 trillion in home equity
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Among the 10.9 million homes that went into foreclosure between 2007 and 2011, more than half of the “spillover” cost to nearby homes have led to a ...
Budget woes await winner
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist No matter who wins the November 6 election, he will have a mess on his hands. The Budget Control Act of 2011 will cut $109 billion ...
The assault on the middle class
By Don Barlett and James Steele Contributing Writers Ed. Note: U.S. Census data released Wednesday revealed troubling poverty figures, with some 46 million Americans—including one in every five children—living below the poverty ...
Grandparents providing more financial support due to economic downturn
Grandparents in the U.S. are increasingly providing vital support for American families and have taken on the role of a financial safety net for their children and grandchildren, in some ...
Former nurse Ollie Burton, shown last year at age 103 at the Kissito Healthcare's nursing home in Midland, Tex., represents the longevity exception.
Lost decades — Longevity gains decline for Blacks, Latinos and less educated
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special from New America Media) —The longevity gap between “two Americas” has widened since 1990, says a new study. One America is mostly white and well ...

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