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Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of white homeowners

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently-released The State

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CRL applauds Justice Dept.’s settlement with Citigroup

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — The Center for Responsible Lending praised the U.S. Justice Department’s $7

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Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch brothers’ gift
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a follow up article to the story first reported in The Louisiana Weekly’s July 7 – 13, 2014 issue. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee ...
Marches and protests predated 1964 March on Washington
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although many are nostalgically reflecting on 50 years ago when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law, there was no ...
NAACP intends to turn out the vote in November
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With a “pivotal election” coming up November 4, the NAACP kicked off its 105th Annual Convention last week focusing primarily on maximum Black voter ...
Sen. Landrieu steps up and steps in fight to lower student loan interest rates
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With cuts to higher education in Louisiana at a record high, are public universities still public? That’s a question Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) recently put forth as ...
Black entrepreneurs, Black millionaires, a Black billionaire and questions about the reality of true economic power
By Ashahed M. Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – Despite upward trending employment statistics and financial achievement for some Blacks, the key to establishing generational wealth ...
In desegregation case, judge blasts school officials and Justice Dept.
By Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case, rejecting the board’s claims that it ...
Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever before, but most Americans fall somewhere in the varied center between the two extremes.  Infographic by Pew Research Center
U.S. political views not rigidly defined
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according ...
Supreme Court used Indian law to prevent birth control for women
By Rob Capriccioso Contributing Writer (Special from Indian Country Today and New America Media) – In wake of the 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby issued June ...

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