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2016 in Review

POSTED: December 31, 2016, 11:00 am

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We look back at some our news coverage and opinion writing from 2016 and look forward to continuing to focus on issues of concern to Black Americans and the nation in 2017.

10 Things You Can Do in 2017

Don’t sit on the sidelines when there is real work to be done uplifting your local community.

A look back at the 2016 Election

NorthStar News coverage of the 2016 presidential campaigns and election.

Fannie Mae sued by Housing Alliance

Housing advocates file a federal civil rights lawsuit against Fannie Mae citing racial disparities in maintaining foreclosed properties

Special: Interview with Bob Johnson

NorthStar News Executive editor Walter Fields interviews entrepreneur and founder of Black Entertainment Television Bob Johnson on his thoughts following the 2016 presidential election.

Supporting Black Girls in Pittsburgh

Foundations teams up with the University of Pittsburgh to support Black girls in western Pennsylvania

New Look at Horrors of Rikers Island

A new documentary exposes New York City’s notorious prison

A South African Model for Health Care

Ordinary citizens in South Africa are filling gaps in health care support

Mental Health Access Limited by Race

Race and ethnicity are affecting children’s access to mental health care according to a new study

Morgan State deemed ‘National Treasure’

Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland becomes the first university in the nation to have its entire campus designated a ‘National Treasure’

Hospitals eye Community Health Aides

Hospitals look to community health workers to help patients

Prostate Cancer Study of Black Men

New study looks at prostate cancer in men of African descent

Opinion: Don’t lose your moral compass

NorthStar News Executive Editor Walter Fields advises that the public can’t sacrifice principles for political expediency

Opinion: Rescind the Baltimore Police Contract

In the wake of a damning report from the U.S. Department of Justice on the Baltimore police force, NorthStar News Executive Editor Walter Fields suggests the police collective bargaining agreement should be revoked.

Opinion: The Betrayal of Progress

NorthStar News Executive Editor Walter Fields calls out the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee for failing to support Black female candidates for office.

Opinion: To Be Equal

In his column, National Urban League CEO Marc Morial explores ways to make our country more democratic.

Opinion: To Be Equal

National Urban League CEO Marc Morial suggests there is new momentum in the United States for gun control

Opinion: To Be Equal

As the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the ‘Fair Housing Act,’ turns 48, National Urban League CEO Marc Morial looks back at the landmark legislation

Opinion: FUNdraising Good Times

Our fundraising gurus Pearl and Mel Shaw provide tips to have a successful fundraising year in 2017.

Opinion: FUNdraising Good Times

Fundraising gurus Pearl and Mel Shaw offer four secrets for growth in a not-for-profit organization.

Opinion: FUNdraising Good Times

In the midst of the many challenges facing the United States, Pearl and Mel Shaw believe that nonprofit organizations can help heal the land.

Opinion: Vantage Point

Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century defends San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against conditions in America affecting Black Americans.

Opinion: Vantage Point

Dr. Ron Daniels looks at epidemic of violence in Chicago and other American cities.

Opinion: Vantage Point

Dr. Ron Daniels makes the point that Haitians deserve free, fair and transparent elections.

Contributor: Dr. William Spriggs

The chief economist for the AFL-CIO, Dr. William Spriggs, points out that raising the minimum wage has a negligible effect on jobs.

Opinion: The Curry Report

National Newspaper Publishing Association executive editor George Curry charges that banks in the United States are shortchanging justice.

Opinion: The Curry Report

NorthStar News Contributor George Curry questions whether the United States has given up on school desegregation.

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