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NNPA – Wells Fargo Financial Education Initiative
May 21, 2018
If you’re ready to financially prosper, join us for a multi-part financial series, Prepare To Prosper. In each article, we’ll discuss different ways to help increase your personal wealth including tips on saving, investing and credit along with guidance on entrepreneurship and homeownership. During this series, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge that will help give you the power to reach your financial goals. Now’s the time to change the way you approach and attain wealth. Now’s the time to prepare to prosper. ... read more »
A Royal Wedding That Affirms Truly Noble Values 
May 17, 2018
Prince Harry of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, will marry the American actress, Meghan Markle, on Saturday, May 19,  with all of the ceremony and global hoopla that the British royalty inevitably attracts. ... read more »
California net neutrality legislation includes price hike on consumers
May 10, 2018
It’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason. In a response to the Trump administration’s net neutrality rules, which reversed Obama era rules, two bills – Senate Bill 460 (de León) and Senate Bill 822 (Wiener) – are currently being considered by the California legislature. ... read more »
California needs $100 Million Dollars to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund
May 10, 2018
It is time we stop incarcerating our children and start investing in their future. ... read more »
Remembering Malcolm and Martin: Living Lives of Service and Sacrifice (PT 2)
May 10, 2018
Part 2. In the midst of the rising tide of resistance and liberation struggles in this country and the world, Min. Malcolm taught that we must always be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. Indeed, he said, “if you are not ready to die for freedom, put the word out of your vocabulary”. ... read more »
Women Building Social and Health Equity
May 3, 2018
I recently joined a gathering of Black women leaders in Sacramento to discuss the well-being of Black women in California. It was a pretty amazing feeling to be in a roomful of women leaders from across the state—elected officials, ... read more »
Facebook Continues to Fail the Black Community
May 3, 2018
Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, says that Facebook’s laissez-faire attitude toward privacy protection is compounded by its lack of vigilance to protect one of the platform’s most vulnerable user demographics—African Americans.   ... read more »
We Must Protect Individuals with Debt from Loan Shark Tactics
May 3, 2018
The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Act) has served consumers well, and ensures fair debt collection related to credit card debt.  However, the Act does not protect individuals who have unpaid parking tickets, storage and towing fees from receiving multiple calls in one night from a debt collector using profane and offensive language in pursuit of collecting delinquent payments.  ... read more »
Trump Gives Peace a Chance in Deciding to Meet with North Korea’s Leader
April 26, 2018
Trump’s critics suggest Trump has given Kim a major concession – the recognition that would come from a first meeting with a U.S. president – in exchange for nothing.  But talking is far preferable to issuing threats and insults; exchanging proposals for peace far better than exchanging bombs in war. ... read more »
The Smart Path to a Good-Paying Career
April 26, 2018
California’s community colleges offer hands-on career training programs in more than 200 fields. ... read more »
 Ungrateful Negroes! Black Non-Voters Spit in the Face of an Entire Generation of Heroes 
April 26, 2018
NNPA Newswire Contributor Jeffrey Boney talks about the sacrifices that Black and White civil rights activists have made to secure voting rights for Blacks.  ... read more »
Israel is Failing at Racial Politics
April 20, 2018
In the Aftermath of “Bloody Friday,” It’s Clear that Israeli Forces Don’t See Palestinians as Human. ... read more »
How California’s Energy Efficiency is Helping Communities of Color
April 19, 2018
With over 2 million African Americans living in California, 4.6 percent unemployment accounts for an additional 82,600 people back at work. And a significant part of California’s vibrant economy is the state’s smart energy strategy, which has created hundreds of jobs in recent years. ... read more »
10,000 Small Businesses Has Potential to Close the Racial Wealth Gap
April 12, 2018
If every Black-owned business with employees added two Black workers and 15% of those with no employees hired just one Black worker, the racial unemployment gap in the United States would be virtually eliminated. ... read more »
Black Students Deserve a Better Education Than What We’re Giving Them
April 12, 2018
The academic performance of Black children is lower than all other students in California and it’s been this way for awhile. ... read more »
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