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Obama eases student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans ...

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Mentoring groups worry about funding for ‘My Brother’s Keeper

A controversy last week over potential funding linked to President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative underscored concerns that groups led by people of color have expressed over access to public and private sector resources. ...

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Donald Sterling controversy swirls around NAACP

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP offered the same thing for Clippers owner Donald Sterling and civil rights advocate Leon Jenkins – an opportunity for image rehabilitation. ...

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Megacommunities bridge minority STEM gap

In an effort to address persistent, racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the “megacommunity” model of cooperation. ...

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Black children rank last

“A web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially Black children, from reaching their full potential ...

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Historically black Va. college sees hope in sale

The St. Paul's College campus and the 35 buildings on its roller-coaster grounds are for sale ...

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Jesse Jackson targets tech’s lack of diversity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era ...

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Blacks locked out of housing market

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the housing market recovers a new report by the Urban Institute shows that Black borrowers “have been disproportionately shut out of the market.” According to the report titled, “Where Have All the Loans Gone? The Impact of Credit Availability on Mortgage Volume,” the share of Black borrowers was 6 percent in 2001 but fell to 4.8 p ...

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Jordan Davis worried that he wouldn’t ‘make it’ in life

Jordan wanted to work and was having a hard time finding a job ...

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Unemployment rates drop in 43 U.S. States in January

Unemployment rates fell in 43 U.S. states in January ...

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