Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, an international research center based in Germany. “Discrimination by providers of public services […]

Black Designer Lights Up GM

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin Davis, a talented, young African American designer who works for General Motors. […]

Former President Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is “at ease with whatever comes.” “I’m ready for anything and looking forward to a new adventure,” said Carter, appearing upbeat and making jokes as he […]

Boosting Child Tax Credit Would Lift Poor Black Children Out of Poverty

The report said that eliminating the minimum earnings requirement and making the credit fully refundable would also make the Child Tax Credit more effective. (Stock Photo)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent. The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank. According to […]

Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

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(NNPA) – Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills. The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they age and become […]

Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

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(NNPA) – Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. Schultz for more characters of color, a bold move that resulted in the inclusion […]

Miss Black USA 2015 Reigns

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ATLANTA (NNPA) – On August 9th, 2015 Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation’s Capitol to crown Miss Black USA 2015. The big night was held at the Theatre for Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. The pageant was hosted by Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. an actress, physician and a […]

Study: Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low

The National Association of Black Journalists is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. (Courtesy photo)

(NNPA) – Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: “There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them.” But based on an extensive study published in the Columbia Journalism Review, apparently no one is demanding Black journalists; if so, no one’s hiring them. According to a newly released American Society of […]

Black Children Experiencing Post-Recession Gains

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year. Child poverty is still a huge problem. According to the report, 39 percent of Black […]

Should the NBA Move to Top 8 Playoff Format?

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(NNPA) The NBA is discussing eliminating the guaranteed playoff spot that accompanies division winners, and moving to a new structure that would award playoff berths to the eight teams in the Eastern and Western conferences with the best records. That potential move would remove the automatic bump that division winners receive in playoff seeding; currently, […]