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Blacks in the South and Midwest hurt most by jobless cuts

South and Midwest slashed unemployment benefits after the Great Recession, claiming it was an effort to save money and boost the economy, they only succeeded in disproportionately hurting Black families already struggling to make ends meet. ...

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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat

Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat ...

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President Obama welcomes young African leaders to Washington

“I launched the Young African Leaders Initiative to make sure that we’re tapping into the incredible talent and creativity of young Africans like you,” said President Obama ...

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. ...

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‘Power grab’ in Campaign against three Tennessee judges could have national implications ...

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NNPA Reporter Jazelle Hunt awarded National Health Fellowship

Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, recently completed week-long training at the University of Southern California as one of 14 journalists awarded a 2014 National Health Fellowship ...

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Upcoming changes to PLUS loans may help Blacks

Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. ...

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Another mother arrested for giving birth while addicted to drugs

Jamillah Washington was taken to jail recently after investigators learned that the woman had used heroin only days before giving birth. ...

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