Only 1 of President Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ is majority-Black

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Despite the disproportionate im?pact of poverty found in African-American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s

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New NAACP president will walk thin line on same-sex marriage

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The newly selected NAACP president, the Rev. Cornell William Brooks, indicates he will walk a thin line

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NAACP legal team blasts Alabama voting rules
By James Wright Contributng Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is protesting Alabama election rules that require voters without photo identification to either ...
Looking back and Ahead: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 revisited
By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer Corrections: In the print edition of The Louisiana Weekly, lawyer Jack Nelson was erroneously listed among those New Orleans attorneys arrested by state police for violating ...
Could new bill jeopardize Black home ownership?
By Saeed Shabazz Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A proposed bill could potentially impact two federal programs geared toward home ownership.
Maya Angelou, ‘phenomenal woman’ and cultural gem, dies
‘We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.’ The nation ...
Segregation is back!
Study says integration in retreat 60 years after Brown v. Board (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) – Segregation is once again in full flower ...
Report: Blacks are ‘beyond broke’
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —The growing racial wealth gap — $200 in median wealth for Blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for whites – threatens national economic security in ...
Working hurts finances of Blacks working way through college
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — More than 60 percent of Black students could receive greater financial aid for college through the Pell grant program, if they were enrolled ...
Wells Fargo to lend $100 billion to small businesses by 2018
By Deepak Chitnis Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from New America Media) — Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small ...

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