GOP Obamacare fix would harm, not help, says non-partisan budget analysis

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the AFRO) – A Republican-sponsored “fix” for Obamacare would do more harm than good, an

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Gun violence aimed at Black males triggers concern

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more

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President Obama outlines plan to uplift Black and Latino boys. (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).
Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative : Has he come full circle?
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – President Barack Obama appears to be finally making good on a long-standing promise that he made to Black leaders the evening before his first ...
Small business owner optimism hits highest level in five years
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Small-business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business In­dex, ...
Suffering in silence…
Suffering in silence… The stigma associated with mental illness, mistrust of the healthcare system, and fear of ‘putting my business in the street’ are some of the factors preventing Black Americans ...
Will new teaching standards lift achievement levels for minorities?
By George White Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Louisiana and 44 other states this year are beginning to implement the new Common Core States Standards for instruction of English-language arts and math. The ...
Some ‘government workers’ earning private-sector CEO wages
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The CEOs of some private firms that have taken over government functions are earning as much as $8 million a year, according to ...
Obama appoints Morial to advisory council
President Obama announced last week the appointment of 15 individuals to his Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, including former New Orleans mayor Marc H. Morial.
President Barack Obama meets with African-American civil rights leaders to discuss criminal justice reform, income inequality and the Affordable Care Act, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 18, 2014 Photo by Pete Souza/The White House
Black leaders reveal recurring issues in conversation with President
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Issues on the agenda of a White House meeting between national Black leaders and President Barack Obama last week indicate not much ...
This photo was a part of the memes that trended on social media during Black History Month.
Black History Month hashtag viewed as disgraceful
By Brelaun Douglas Contributing Writer ( — Search this hashtag: #First­N*ggaTo- on one of the popular media sites such as Instagram or Twitter and be prepared for a Black History Month shock. Posts ...

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