The Shame of College Sports: Black Atheletes Play. But Where’s The Payoff?

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NATIONWIDE – College sports programs thrive on Black athletes, but African American businesses and students are shunned A host of scandals in recent years have made the corruption of college sports constant news fodder. In 2010, the NCAA sanctioned the University of Southern California after determining that star running back Reggie Bush and his family […]

Dorothy Leavell Installed as New Chair of National Black Chamber of Commerce

Dick Gregory (right) attended the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s (NBCC) “Changing of the Chairs” luncheon on Monday, March 4. Gregory poses with Dorothy R. Leavell (center), Editor and Publisher of the Crusader Newspaper Group (Chicago, IL and Gary, IN), who was named incoming Chairperson of the NBCC and Harry Alford, President and CEO of the NBCC.

WASHINGTON – Today, National Black Chamber of Commerce President Harry Alford announced renowned publisher and businesswoman Dorothy R. Leavell has been installed as the new chairperson of the nation’s leading minority business organization. She will preside over the group’s 18-member board of directors and help the trade organization expand its mission of strengthening minority-owned businesses, […]

CHARLENE CROWELL: Car-title loans: $3.6 billion in Interest Paid on $1.6 Billion in Loans

Charlene Crowell - NNPA Columnist

OPINION – In today’s struggling economy, many consumers find themselves short on cash. When consumers seek a credit remedy, one particular lender is likely to bring more problems than solutions: companies that make car title loans. According to new joint research report by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Center for Responsible Lending […]

CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL: Power at your Fingertips

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
NNPA Columnist

OPINION – Did you know that tens of thousands of new products are introduced to consumer markets around the world every year? It could be a new flavor of ice cream, a fancy new electronic gadget or the latest shade of red lipstick that not only moisturizes, but practically stays on for life. Then poof! […]

Supreme Court Justice Equates Black Voting Rights with ‘Racial Entitlements’

Justice Scalia Equates Black Voting Rights with 'Racial Entitlements'

WASHINGTON – In the oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” It was the kind of comment that could easily spark a demonstration in front of the court. […]

Coca-Cola Executive Saunders Jones Retiring

Coca-Cola executive Ingrid Saunders Jones, shown here during a Jackie Robinson Foundation awards program, will retire from the company and the Coca-Cola Foundation on June 1 after 30 years of service. (Courtesy photo).

ATLANTA – Longtime activist and civic leader Ingrid Saunders Jones is retiring from Coca-Cola after 30 years of notable service with the company, officials announced this week. Jones, senior vice president of Global Community Connections and chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation, will retire on June 1. Former Atlanta City Council president and Grady Health Foundation […]

RAYNARD JACKSON: Targeting Hispanics, But not Blacks

Raynard Jackson
NNPA Columnist

OPINION – I have been extremely critical of President Obama for using the Black community as his personal political pawn. I have been just as critical of the Black community’s acceptance of that treatment. There are so many other issues I would like to write about—Africa, economics, international trade, etc. – but I feel compelled […]

JULIANNE MALVEAUX: Turning the Clock Back on Voting Rights

Julianne Malveaux
NNPA Columnist

OPINION – Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair. The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat. Section […]

Social Security Checks to be Extinct by March


NATIONWIDE – For the more than 5 million consumers who still collect their Social Security by check, February is a crucial month for them. In order to save tax payers id=”mce_marker” billion over 10 years and mitigate Social Security fraud, the government has informed these participants that they need to sign up for direct deposit […]

Prescription for Ending AIDS in Black America


WASHINGTON – A new study by the Black AIDS Institute says that the end of the AIDS epidemic is within reach, but to get there it will cost the federal government roughly $300 million, a tough sell at a time when a fractured Congress stumbles toward the next fiscal deal. The report, titled “The Light […]