Author Archives: Freddie Allen

  • Leaders Craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President Obama

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a “Black agenda” that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year. The ...

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  • Blacks Still Go Hungry

    As millions of families gather for marathon eating sessions across the nation this holiday season, Black families will worry about where their next meal is coming from at a rate that is twice that of Whites, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the national rate for food ...

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  • Economy Continues Sluggish Recovery But not for Blacks

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Economists are breathing a sigh of relief after the Labor Department reported last week that employers added 163,000 workers to their payrolls last month, doubling the 80,000 jobs added in June. More jobs were added in July than in the previous two months combined ...

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  • Millennials Face Tough Job Market

    Today, 50 million Americans are 18-29 years-old. Often referred to as Generation Next or the “millennials,” this generation is the most diverse in American history: 61 percent White, 19 percent Hispanic and 14 percent Black. By comparison Generation X (born between 1970-1978) is 71 ...

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  • Blacks Want Better TV Shows or Do They?

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Nearly all African-Americans polled – 97 percent – say they are unhappy with the Black TV programs currently on air. Seventy-five percent say they want more documentaries, 71 percent prefer more history, 68 percent desire to see more independent films and 59 ...

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  • Latest Jobs Report Offers Little Hope for Blacks

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Norman Jones, woke up last Friday, got dressed and went to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) for a job pre-screening session in hopes of landing employment that has eluded him since last year. Jones was not alone – more than 100 ...

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