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Programs not prisons

Programs not prisons

Whenever this country spends its time and resources locking up individuals rather than establishing programs that will keep individuals out of the system, a problem exists. When prison systems are being overcrowded with Black and Brown people, we are dealing with institutional racism. That’s right; the more minorities locked up, the perceived threat of crime […]

Is Scott telling the truth about climate change?

Is Scott telling the truth about climate change?

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COLUMNIST Governor Scott likes to embarrass Florida by implementing ridiculous policies, which makes the national media ask questions such as ‘Where’s the leadership in the state?’ and ‘What are they thinking?’  In 2011, there was an unwritten policy in Scott’s administration that the state Department of Environmental Protection employees had been ordered […]

Connecting with businesses in Colombia – Part 1

Connecting with businesses in Colombia – Part 1

Where do I begin to tell the story of our trade mission to the beautiful nation of Colombia? It had been in the planning stage for more than 14 years. It began when Oscar Gamboa, who works for the government, came to our office in Washington, D.C. and met with Charles DeBow. There would be […]

Top 10 arguments for raising the minimum wage

Top 10 arguments for raising the minimum wage

BILL QUIGLEY BLACK AGENDA REPORT You know the minimum wage is too low when….Walmart announces it will raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour by February next year. Here are the top ten arguments for raising the minimum wage: One. Seven Nobel Laureates in Economics endorse the higher minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016, […]

Why you should never co-sign a loan

Why you should never co-sign a loan

TENESHIA LAFAYE MISS MONEY SENSE Everybody needs help sometimes, but if that help comes in the form of asking you to co-sign on a loan, you should politely say “no.” That may sound harsh but you should think of the long-term implications of co-signing your name to a loan. It can end up hurting you […]

Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit

Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit

PERNESSA C. SEELE NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST African-American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American streets and often on our nightly news. It is now time for our pulpits to also turn our eyes inward and conduct an exploratory investigation […]

Report touts spending power of minorities

Report touts spending power of minorities

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics are fastest-growing segment of the nation’s ‘consumer economy’ BY DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE THE ROOT Advertisers looking to get the most out of their bucks should be looking to multicultural consumers. According to a Nielsen report released last week, multicultural consumers are exhibiting tremendous spending power and are the fastest-growing segment of the […]

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting in America. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.” The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for Black elected officials, reported […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Davon & Tika D

Florida’s Finest – Meet Davon & Tika D

A Philadelphia native, Davon Beale started his career as a hairstylist, model and actor at age 20, graduating from the Paul Mitchell School with his cosmetology license. He has been in such productions as “The Hunger Games” and has received his SAG-AFTRA certification. Additionally, he has participated in runway shows, including Charlotte and Charleston Fashion […]

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

From R&B superstars to jazz greats Miami Gardens celebrates 10 years of great music with legendary artists BY LISA ROGERS-CHERRY FLORIDA COURIER Music lovers from around the world converged on South Florida for the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens March 21-22, a weekend packed with well-known jazz and R&B artists. The first day of […]