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Black homeowners still hurting from Great Recession

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “In 2007, median wea ...

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Obama on legacy

Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP By Jim Kuhnhenn Wire Service Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is not shy about defining his achievements and casting them in the most positive light, yet he is loath to talk about his "legacy." But on Monday President Obama offered a rare Barack glimpse at how he wants Obama history to judge his presidency, letting the "L" word c ...

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Meechie – I’m not used to that…

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Young Activists push Obama on police reform

  President Barack Obama and senior staff get an earful from Ferguson youth leaders in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA)   By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists met with President Obama to discuss the crippling effects of police brutality in the Black community, t ...

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President Obama Welcomes the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the White House

Yesterday afternoon, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars -- the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series -- stopped by the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady. ...

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Meechie – Stand Up!

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Confounding expectations

This week's Our Voice discusses the confounding expectations of African-Americans in positions of power. ...

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The crime of race and class

Debra Harrell has joined the ranks of the unemployed. The 46-year old woman from North Augusta, S.C. was fired by McDonald’s after she was arrested for abandoning her nine-year old daughter in a park. ...

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New low

Apparently convinced that their approval ratings aren’t low enough, Republican members of the United States Congress are going through with their plans to sue President Barack Obama for what they characterize as overreaching the powers of his office. ...

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