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Buy Black: An economic empowerment strategy

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Margarita “Maggie” Anderson wants to transform “Buy Black” from a leftover 1960s slogan to a modern economic empowerment strategy.

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Working and poor in America

By William Spriggs TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The furor has not died down over Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) comments about inner city men and poverty in America.

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Slave state of mind
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Anyone who knows and understands anything about the history and culture of this city can understand why it was the last place enslaved Africans who were seen ...
Rand Paul tries to recast his racial views
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes White shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against Black people.
Obama worse than Bush on SBA loans
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA does not separate ...
Empowering Black America
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington, D.C. for Black Press Week. I ...
What do you expect?
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Although I am selective about the movies I watch, I have always appreciated a good motion picture. Among my favorite movies are ...
The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again.
Obama’s surprising jobs record
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Although unemployment rates are unacceptably high, especially for African Americans, President Obama has done a better job improving the jobless rate than most critics are ...
Make hard work pay — again
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist One of our country’s most cherished values is the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead, be part of the middle class, raise ...

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