They Don’t Want Our Souls at the Polls

By Julianne Malveaux The Souls to the Polls movement encourages African American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement cannot, because of their 501-c-3 status, endorse candidates. They can, however, emphasize the gospel of social and economic justice and preach the gospel of civic...

Black Execs Denounce Voter Suppression

With at least 250 new laws proposed in 43 states, the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose membership include 800 current and former Black CEOs, senior executives, and board directors at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, has issued the following...

A Year of COVID-19 Brought Record Consumer Debt and Collection Complaints

70 million consumers contacted by at least one debt collector  By Charlene CrowellNNPA ContributorAfter more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable. While this February’s national employment report by the Bureau of...

Dr. Beverly Wright appointed to White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

President Biden recently announced members of a new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, naming New Orleanian Dr. Beverly Wright, founder and executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, as one of several renowned environmental justice leaders appointed to the WHEJAC to support his whole-of-government approach to addressing...

Eased COVID-19 Restrictions for Louisianans

Following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants. Salons and beauty shops, gyms and fitness centers, malls, and casinos also will not have capacity limits. Gov. Edwards made the...

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Black Women’s Organizations Matter

By Julianne Malveaux March is Women's History Month, and this month is the perfect time to lift the Black women's organizations that make such an essential difference in our lives. Last year, both the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women...