Census Bureau releases Black statistics in recognition of Black History Month

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the

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Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms, says new research

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — As 2017’s Black History Month observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps

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Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, presented a new study on Black voters to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. This photo was taken during the National Urban League 3rd annual urban ideas forum.
New study: Blacks feel ignored by the Democratic Party
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said that it’s no surprise that Black voters have presented a very clear mandate ...
Lifting political restrictions on churches would open the secret-money floodgates
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — For years, conservative evangelicals have been advocating for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment — the section of the U.S. Internal Revenue ...
New Senate bill would cut legal immigration by half
By Sunita Sohrabji Contributing Writer (Special from India-West and New America Media) — Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and David Perdue, R-Georgia, proposed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act Feb. 7, ...
SCLC pavillion commemorating the founding of the civil rights organization on the horizon
By Charmaine Jackson and Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writers Grover Mouton had been invited to lend his architectural expertise to the commemoration of the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham, AL when one of ...
New video game highlights N.O crime problem
With a rising murder rate, a spike in gun violence and several high-profile shootings on Bourbon Street in recent years, the last thing the City of New Orleans needs is ...
In Style: Seventy years of salon service
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Some family businesses fizzle prematurely, never reaching the next generation. For Antoinette Edinburg Williams, who has owned and operated Edinburg Williams Salon for more than 70 ...
La’Shanda Holmes shows Blacks still defying odds, breaking barriers
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service) — Growing up poor and abandoned Fayetteville, North Carolina, La’Shanda Holmes had no idea where her life ...
Spreading Art in the Neighborhood
By Naomi Hill Contributing Writer In New Orleans art is seen everywhere you look, including on neighborhood energy boxes. Now on one utility box on the corner of North Miro and Dumaine ...

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