Tag: Freddie AllenNNPA Senior Washington Correspondent

Straight Black men sidelined in AIDS fight
Health

Straight Black men sidelined in AIDS fight

[caption id="attachment_25608" align="alignleft"]nnpa straightmen 0912Justin Wooley, a consultant with the Black AIDS Institute, speaks during a session on raising awareness about PrEP among heterosexual Black males at the Institute’s annual PrEP summit in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire)[/caption]NEWS ANALYSIS

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.

Obama praises Black women
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Obama praises Black women

[caption id="attachment_25574" align="alignleft"]cbcobamaspeech 0155President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address during the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire/FILE PHOTO)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the workplace and in the criminal justice system.

Dark money in politics threatens Black interests
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Dark money in politics threatens Black interests

[caption id="attachment_25513" align="alignleft"]freddiemoneyyDark money in politics hurt Blacks (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The explosion of “dark money” spent in the political system in the United States threatens racial equity in the United States making it harder for Blacks and other minorities to gain a foothold in the middle class and fully participate in the democracy, according to a recent report by Demos, a public policy group.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple Scholars Program
Education

Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple Scholars Program

[caption id="attachment_25266" align="alignleft"]nnpa tmcf interns1A group of Thurgood Marshall College Fund interns. The Apple HBCU Scholars program is just one element of the $40 million partnership between TMCF and Apple announced earlier this year.(Photo Courtesy the Thurgood Marshall Fund)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color in technology.

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy
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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

[caption id="attachment_25041" align="alignleft"]loretta-lynch-naacp1Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaking at NAACP convention in Philadelphia (Photo by Abdul Sulayman/Philadelphia Tribune)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.

Pressure builds for Feds to ‘Ban the Box’
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Pressure builds for Feds to ‘Ban the Box’

prisoncellsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Seventeen states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws making it easier for ex-offenders to find jobs in the labor market. Now civil rights and community groups that advocate for returning citizens are pushing the White House to do the same.

Black unemployment rises
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Black unemployment rises

adsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After falling into the single digits in April, the Black unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in May, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Black graduates face a stiff job market
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Black graduates face a stiff job market

[caption id="attachment_24472" align="alignleft"]howard-graduation-2College graduates facing tough job market (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates who will grapple with a jobless rate that is still in the double digits, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based research and education group focused on low- and middle-income workers.

The nationwide push for police reform
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The nationwide push for police reform

[caption id="attachment_24353" align="alignleft"]barbaraarnwineBarbara Arnwine[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities across the nation.

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