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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

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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,

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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.
Support bill to restrict payday loans
Representative Ted James (D-Baton Rouge) and Senator Ben Nevers (D-Bogalusa) are sponsoring legislation that cap annual percentage rate (APR) at 36 percent on payday loans. This legislation offers Louisi­ana ...
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 ...
Friends from Rwanda find a home
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Using Kigali, Rwanda as a starting point, one has to traverse 8,408 miles as the crow flies to reach Fort Worth, Texas. Until two weeks ago, ...
Catching Fire
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Greetings from New Johannes­burg. Down here in District 12, where the cops show residents no mercy or respect and it’s sudden death to let the Watchers see ...
Ben Carson’s political malpractice
By Walter L. Fields, Jr NNPA Columnist By any measure Ben Carson is at the top of his field. The renowned surgeon has established a clear and irrefutable legacy in medicine. ...

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