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Racism Costs the U.S. Billions Every Year

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Closing the income gap between Whites and minorities, would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, for a nation burdened by debt and an anemic job market, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute. The study titled, “The Business Case for Racial Equity” looks at the legac ...

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Student Success Hinges on Parental Involvement

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “Every parent wants their child to achieve, thrive and succeed. Too often though, negative perceptions of children of color and their parents can influence the ability of parents and children to get the supports they need.” - Chanelle P. Hardy, Executive Director, National Urban League Washington Bureau In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and ...

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Letter to editor: Apostle John T. Abercrombie Defends His Work As A Pastor, Businessman And Advocate For The West Side

Letter to editor: In response to the incendiary and blatantly misleading front-page story in the Oct. 20 Chicago Tribune, I feel compelled to explicate my answers and provide the other side to this very one-sided article. As one who grew up in the Austin community, I have always been alarmed about the economic conditions and plight of the residents. As a pastor for over 23 years, I am deeply motivated to mi ...

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Black Nativity

Forest Whitaker, playing a no-nonsense reverend, is joined by Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and other leading stars in a modern adaptation of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ classic Off-Broadway production. Presented by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the holiday musical drama follows a Baltimore teen named Langston (Jacob Latimore) sent by his single mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson) to N ...

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Jesus My Strengh, My Hope On Thee I Cast My Cares…

  By: Apostle/Prophet Emanuel Dada. David and Goliath (the giant).  The little shepherd boy defeated the proud giant.  Oh! If God be for us who can be against us; when God is sought there is no mountain we cannot climb, no river (no matter how deep) we cannot cross.  Certainly no high wall blockade (wall of Jericho) can stop us; for we trust in the great living Jehovah God to pull us through. Greetings my d ...

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Breast Cancer: A Major Health Concern for Black Women

by Zachary Lester and Maria Adebola Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Linda Williams first learned that she had breast cancer, she felt doomed. “Cancer seems always associated with death,” Williams said. “I was feeling defeated, like I had to succumb.” October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National public service organizations, professional medical associations, and gove ...

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ABOUT THAT CAR

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Hyundai Elantra makes you ask is the glass half empty or half full. For the road test, we had the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE. The car had not one option, thus the price was a very affordable $20,615. And to answer the question posed earlier, the glass is half full – well actually it is full. The only downside of the car; it was nowhere near as fast as it looked. There ...

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Who Stole My Identity? Identity Theft is More Common than You Think

by Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times Identity theft is a term used to describe all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. There is nothing like going to apply for a loan, attempting to buy a home or opening a checking account, and having a represent ...

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NO SCANDAL HERE. Kerry Washington is Pregnant!

No scandal here, Kerry Washington is expecting her first child. The actress surprised everyone when she married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whom no one knew she was even dating. They were married in a private ceremony in Blaine County, Idaho, on June 24.   ...

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