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Howard University Adds Its Voice to Occupy Movement

Written by Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Howard University alumnus Maria Ellis is one face of the Occupy D.C. movement. She has a graduate degree in International Relations and wanted to go to law school but couldn’t afford it. And as a homeowner, she, like other Americans, feels squeezed by the recession. She is among a vocal group who hold politicians, corporate interests, and others responsible for the declining state of the nation’s economy.


Cain Isn’t Able ... to Keep His Lies Straight

Written by George E. Curry on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:06.

Cain’s shifting and contradictory explanations are part of a larger pattern of what calls “a proven ability to spread outrageously false information – such as accusing Planned Parenthood of ‘genocide’ and concentrating abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.”


One in Three

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Friday, 14 October 2011 19:04.

The first Friday of the month is a day when economists like me are riveted to the news.   We want to know what’s up with the unemployment rate, and with the changes that have taken place in the last month.   Last week, our nation learned that we treaded water.  


State of Black American Housing

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Friday, 12 August 2011 18:22.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) just made an important game-changing announcement at its recent national convention in New Orleans.  NAREB announced a historic engagement with Wall Street investors to launch a $800 million Homeowner’s Assurance Program (HAP) to address the devastating effects of the housing mortgage crisis for Black America and other minority families and communities across the United States. 


How Race-based Disparities Hold You Back

Written by Chris King on Friday, 08 July 2011 18:05.

Special from The St. Louis American – There is no mainstream institution in the St. Louis region that addresses, head-on, the issues of race more consistently or effectively than the Missouri History Museum under the direction of Robert R. Archibald.  With American I AM: the African American Imprint at the museum through September 25, we asked Archibald about the exhibit and his tenacity in hosting shows like this in St. Louis.


Why Are Black Youth Not Politically Inclined

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 10 June 2011 14:40.

Special from The Chicago Crusader –  A majority of Black youth are not politically involved especially those from low-income households, according to a yearlong study conducted by a group of high school students. A group of juniors from Kenwood Academy High School and undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Chicago (U of C), both on the South Side, collaborated on a research project to find out where Black youth stood politically during the era of President Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president.

Tea Party Beliefs Far Beyond Mainstream Conservatism

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:18.

Results from a new University of Washington survey show that tea party supporters drink a far different brew from other conservatives – a lot stronger and not name-brand stuff. In other words, tea party conservatives differ from other conservatives - a lot. Findings from the Multi-state Survey on Race and Politics at the UW amplify observations, voiced recently by mainstream conservative columnists such as Michael Medved and George Will, suggesting that the tea party is taking its philosophy in directions far more extreme than those of average conservatives.


Why Politicians Overreach

Written by Lee Hamilton on Friday, 11 March 2011 15:31.

Having dodged a government shutdown for the moment, Congress is now embroiled in a burning debate over cutting the federal budget. The House has passed a bill imposing far-reaching cuts of $61 billion — dramatically slashing everything from education and housing to environmental regulations and public broadcasting. This is “the will of the people,” House Speaker John Boehner argues, citing last November’s elections.

Collectively Bad

Written by Howard Rich - NetRight Daily ( on Thursday, 03 March 2011 18:56.

U.S. Bureau of Economic AnalysisA decade ago, when our national debt stood at a "mere" $5.6 trillion, the federal government was already dramatically overpaying its employees to perform all sorts of non-core functions.

News from the Right: A Government Shutdown In Name Only

Written by Adam Bitely - NetRight Daily ( on Thursday, 03 March 2011 18:52.

Unless Congress approves legislation before March 5, many federal government operations will "shut down" or so we are led to believe. While the House has already approved a Continuing Resolution that includes $61.3 billion in spending cuts for the remainder of the fiscal year, the Senate has left itself with just a few days to pass this legislation which would prevent a shutdown of non-essential federal government services.