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JOIN MBDA NETWORK TO CREATE JOBS AND GROW MINORITY-OWNED ENTERPRISES

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:52.

- Grant Competition for Three MBDA Business Centers Announced - The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced a competitive solicitation for applications from prospective candidates to operate a MBDA Business Center in three distinct areas of the United States: Houston, TX, the State of Louisiana, and either the State of Mississippi or the State of Tennessee. The successful applicants will join a network of more than 35 MBDA Business Centers across the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 

Black America’s 2011 Economic Challenge:

Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA on Monday, 07 November 2011 16:36.

Overcoming income inequalities through better consumer choices
The agency mandated to provide Congress with impartial, non-partisan and timely analyses seldom makes headline news. But this week when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released findings on its analysis of the nation’s income inequalities from a 30-year review (1979-2007), media coverage exploded.

To The Occupy Movement

Written by Julianne Malveaux on Friday, 21 October 2011 18:33.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now one month old.   The protests have spilled over from their initial Wall Street site to Washington, D.C., Miami, and, according to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) website, around 1500 cities around the globe.

Afro Latinos: Everywhere, Yet Invisible

Written by Cynthia Griffin on Friday, 14 October 2011 18:57.

Struggles with self-image, assimilation mirror Black American experience – Last year, during a discussion on increasing the number of African Americans in Major League Baseball, Angel’s centerfielder Torii Hunter in a USA Today interview called the dark-skinned Latino baseball players “imposters” and said they are not Black.

Multiculturalism in America: The Struggle for Acceptance Continues

Written by Tarice L.S. Gray, Special to the NNPA from thedefendersonline.com on Friday, 07 October 2011 18:23.

In 1966 boxing legend Muhammad Ali, just 24 years old, took a memorable stand against the Vietnam War.  He’d been drafted by the government, but refused the call famously saying, “I ain’t got no quarrel with the VietCong…No VietCong ever called me nigger.”  At the time, this nation’s Black citizens were struggling to gain the respect and acceptance promised by the land of opportunity.  At just 24 years old, Ali’s act of “defiance” was an electric rallying cry for at least one minority group to overcome.

Psychology of Black Unemployment: Impact felt deep in the African American psyche

Written by Cynthia E. Griffin,. Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly on Friday, 23 September 2011 18:16.

As she watched President Barack Obama lay out his jobs plan for the nation and repeatedly challenge Congress to address the issue immediately, Madelyn Broadus was thinking “finally, somebody is for the people. It seems like for the past 12 years, (the government) is always for corporations and big fat cats. I really feel like he said it right for how we can begin again, the hard-working American people,” explained Broadus, one of the 14 million unemployed people that the president was speaking of during his speech.