Business group gearing up to drive business to Black car dealers
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:20
Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — According to IHS, an international industry data company, Black Americans spent an estimated $8.4 billion on cars in just the first four months of 2015. In the coming year, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is determined to direct that cash toward Black-owned dealerships.
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 08:58
Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Ed.D., M.P.P., J.D.
For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual's capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.
Boosting Child Tax Credit would lift poor Black children out of poverty
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:53
Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.
The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank.
WASHINTON- Grammy Award winning Gospel Artist, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, received the 2015 Torch Award for Religion earlier this year from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), at the Torch Awards Ceremony. Bishop Walker was one of six Honorees and was honored for his musical and spiritual accomplishments.
(GIN) – Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.
Fifty years after riots, Watts struggles, cautions Ferguson and Baltimore
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:09
Fifty years ago Aug. 11, Watts was ablaze.
The citizens of this all-Black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era's racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline. A half-century later, the once-thriving district exhibits little of the revitalization that had been promised and expected.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:44
George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can't make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to become president, Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators for Fox News, pressed Donald Trump on some clearly sexist comments he had made in the past.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:21
Melvin Carter, Jr.
Monday, Aug. 3.
It was St. Paul evening at Kings Crossing, Community Room. Peoples from every walk of life poured out to say farewell, thank you and hello; expressing love and appreciation, wishing Jackie Cooper, the very best. It was good-bye and hello in the same event.