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Blackonomics: Hillary and Bernie Discover and Re-Discover Black People

james Clingman says that the Black community should be asking candidates how much campaign money they’ve spent with Black-owned media, i.e. newspapers, radio. By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has r ...

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OP-ED Why President Barack Obama Is One of the Best Ever

Jeffrey L. Boney says that President Barack Obama accomplished a great deal during his first-term. By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable – especially when you consider the level of obstructionism ...

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How the Obama Presidency Exposed America’s Unchanged Ways

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.” -Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change Gonna Come.” Many don’t know that it was inspired by Cooke’s experience being turned away from a “Whites ...

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CFPB Orders Citibank to Refund $4.9 million to 2,100 consumers

By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from unlawful practices related to debt collection. Now, in a report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FTC summarized its results on behalf of consumers and additionally pledged to continue efforts wi ...

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Is The Bernie Sanders’ Campaign on Life Support Heading into Super Tuesday?

Roger Caldwell says that many people in the Democratic leadership think Sanders’ platform is too radical, and too far to the left. This photo was taken during a town hall meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons) By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist There are twelve states holding primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, which is March 1, 2016. The Demo ...

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Diversity among Doctors Drives Trust in Health Care

Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that more needs to be done to encourage African-Americans to pursue medical professions – and ensure the proper supports are in place to nurture diversity in the field. By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist Black History Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to build our c ...

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OP-ED Democrats and Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Vote – See more at: http://www.blackpressusa.com/democrats-and-republicans-continue-to-ignore-black-voters/#sthash.f6BypeHy.dpuf

     Raynard Jackson says that he is amazed at how much of the interactions Republicans have with the Black community is out of                                               fear of being labeled racists, as opposed to engaging with the Black community based on a set of shared values and interests.                                                                                                               ...

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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church Donates $1M to Smithsonian’s African-American History Museum

 From Left: Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture; the Rev. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church; Patricia Johnson, chair of the ASBC Deacon Board; and James McNeil, chair of the ASBC Board of Trustees                                                                                                               ...

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