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Black women face pay gap
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Black women face pay gap

[caption id="attachment_24108" align="alignleft"]paygap 67958904 amg 1Nearly 60 percent of Black women worked in either the service industry, sales or office jobs. (Stock Photo) [/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Economic recovery eludes Black workers
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Economic recovery eludes Black workers

[caption id="attachment_23945" align="alignleft"]valerie-wilsonValerie Wilson[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The slow-moving, uneven economic recovery continues to elude Black workers and some economists predict that even with a falling unemployment rate, at the end of 2015, Blacks will still be further away from full recovery than Whites.

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year
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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

[caption id="attachment_23854" align="alignleft"]crumpNNPA President and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (left) and Publisher Natalie Cole present Newsmaker of the Year award to Attorney Ben Crump (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the community.

Ferguson increased revenue by targeting Blacks
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Ferguson increased revenue by targeting Blacks

[caption id="attachment_23615" align="alignleft"]freddie-holderHolder’s departing press conference (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities.

Black unemployment dips to 10.3 percent
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Black unemployment dips to 10.3 percent

[caption id="attachment_23295" align="alignleft"]valerie-r -wilsonEconomist Valerie R. Wilson believes Black unemployment can fall to single digits.[/caption]WASHINGTON – The Black unemployment rate fell slightly from 10.4 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January and is still on track to hit single digits by the middle of the year.

Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community
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Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community

[caption id="attachment_22655" align="alignleft"]tim scott 251Tim Scott [/caption][caption id="attachment_22656" align="alignleft"]mialove 14Mia Love[/caption][caption id="attachment_22657" align="alignleft"]hurdWill Hurd[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.

Civil rights groups counting on accurate census
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Civil rights groups counting on accurate census

[caption id="attachment_22647" align="alignleft"]wade henderson-frddie-report-pixWade Henderson touts accurate census count.[/caption]WASHING (NNPA) – The 2020 census is still more than five years away, but as the United States Census Bureau prepares for the crucial count of American households, civil rights groups are weighing in and offering recommendations to improve the accuracy of the process.

Black workers rejoining the labor market
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Black workers rejoining the labor market

[caption id="attachment_22559" align="alignleft"]valerie-wilsonValerie Wilson [/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy.

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