“They blazed a trail in finance for others to follow and learn from” Don Barden does not go to Las Vegas to roll the dice or play the slots; he goes there to ante up millions to buy the casino and invest in the casino business. His bet is a sure thing and he always win. In 2003, Black Enterprise Magazine rated Barden No. 6 in its annual report of the top 100 Black businesses nationwide, showing that his holdings include casino gambling, real estate development and international trade.
RALEIGH, N.C. (NNPA) – Seven survivors and the families of three deceased members of the Wilmington Ten – 1970s civil rights activists convicted 40 years ago of conspiracy charges to commit violence – are scheduled to formally petition North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue on Thursday to grant each wronged activist a formal pardon. The May 17 petition filing was announced at a press conference last week by members and family of the group; their attorney, Irving Joyner; National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) board members; and numerous supporters outside the North Carolina State Capitol. James Ferguson, an attorney in the original case, has joined Joyner as co-counsel.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even if the Affordable Care Act survives U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny, a favorable ruling this summer will not serve as a cure-all for insuring African Americans, according to health professionals and a report in the current issue of Health Affairs. Healthcare advocates still have to deal with the consequences of November’s presidential election – especially if President Obama is defeated – even if “we win everything in June,” said Mara Youdelman, managing attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Health Program, a nonprofit that advocates for the health rights of low and underserved people.