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Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Black Leadership Accountability Essential
August 30, 2018
Many Blacks, perhaps most, initially considered challenging Obama’s decisions sacrilegious, and   more than a few continued to regard him as an icon to be neither properly                                           critiqued nor criticized. Although   increasingly concerned with his decisions, Blacks also needed to be concerned about ineffective Black leadership in general, especially in light of the daunting challenges in the 21st century. ... read more »
Institute of the Black World 21st Century Conference
August 9, 2018
More than two thousand came from the greater Newark/New York region, Black America and the Pan-African world, drawn by the urgent impulse to connect, network, bond, share and unite in the wake of the most hate-filled, demagogic and divisive presidential campaigns that produced a presidential regime, elected by less than a majority of the popular vote, embedded with racism, white nationalism and Islamophobia.  It was one of the most threatening moments since the arrival of Africans on these hostile American shores. ... read more »
Study Aims to Dispel Rhetoric about Black Men’s Success
July 12, 2018
Members of The Institute for Family Studies released the results last Tuesday in Washington DC, hoping to dispel common rhetoric, they said, about Black men that is often negative. The study addressed the economic standing of Black men, avenues to success for them and how much of a sense of control individuals felt they had over their own lives. ... read more »
New Study: Black Homeownership Falls to 42.2 percent
July 20, 2017
New Harvard study finds steep declines in Black homeownership in major cities ... read more »
State of Black America  
May 3, 2017
The National Urban League released its 2017 State of Black America report on May 2, during its annual Black America Empowerment Summit in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Open letter to President Obama by Congresswoman Karen Bass
January 18, 2017
You inherited the country on the brink of economic collapse and your coverage plan gave healthcare to millions of Americans and secured health benefits for millions more. ... read more »
NNPA Fellows On the Challenges and Aspirations of Black America
August 3, 2016
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) commends the dedication, vigilance and vitality of our eight “Discover the Unexpected” NNPA Journalism Fellows: Brandi Montgomery, Brelaun Douglas, Briahnna Brown, McKenzie Marshall, Victoria Jones, Rushawn Walters, Tatyana Hopkins and Sidnee King. ... read more »
Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey Speaks Out Against Senseless Killing of Black Men
July 27, 2016
In the past two weeks, Black America has been in an uproar about the recent killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling who was tackled to the ground and shot several times by two white Baton Rouge police officers and 32-year-old Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a Minnesota officer while reaching for his wallet to show his identification. ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: Are We Really the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?
July 8, 2016
There are injustices happening to many people across the world, Jesse Williams used his platform to share what his truth looks like being an African American just as others have used their platform and voice for their causes. ... read more »
Tour of Baltimore Neighborhood Shows ‘Typical’ Sites of Black America
December 23, 2015
Only minutes into Sen. Bernie Sanders' tour through the impoverished Sandtown community in West Baltimore, he asked a burning question: "What I'm seeing is 'Checks Cashed'", he read the sign on a nearby storefront. "Why go in there and cash my check?" asked the Vermont senator, peering at a check cashing store. ... read more »
United Methodist Men honor Lindo as ‘Man of the Year’
June 17, 2015
Author and theologian Dr. Osmond A. Lindo Sr., will be honored as ‘Man of the Year’ during the Fathers’ Day Dinner and Concert on Sunday, June 21, ... read more »
The Voice of Our Fathers!
June 17, 2015
Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”  When I was a child, I was a bonified ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Even though I did not grow up with my father in the home, ... read more »
Dr. Whalen Jones marks 106th birthday
June 17, 2015
More than a century of living has not slowed down the Rev. Dr. Whalen Samuel Jones, who celebrated his 106th birthday on June 7. The handsome centenarian still speaks with godly wisdom, ... read more »
Call 2 Worship – June 18
June 17, 2015
  Second Baptist Church holds Jazzy Fryday on June 19, at 7 p.m., at 2412 S. Griffith Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor William S. Epps. ... read more »
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