The Way Forward for Black Students

January 5, 2015 in Education, Opinion

By Honorable Peter C. Groff  For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the […]

My thoughts about Ferguson

December 4, 2014 in Editorials, Opinion

By Bishop Ronnie Crudup No doubt the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri will go down as one of the top stories of 2014. It is a story which […]

Unfair to grade Mississippi schools when the criteria changes midstream (Other views)

May 15, 2014 in Editorials, Education, Opinion

The Associated Press Mississippi’s public schools face unintended, unfair and unhelpful outcomes in state accountability rankings if the U.S. Department of Education does not approve the state’s plan to freeze […]

Nielsen Study: black media more ‘relevant’ to black consumers

October 4, 2012 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Subscribe, Top Stories

By George E. Curry

NNPA Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Companies that fail to advertise with black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $967 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

“Still the largest racial minority group in America, with a projected buying power of $1.1 trillion by 2015, black consumers remain at the forefront of social trends and media consumption,” the study found. The findings were released Friday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.

“Our collaboration with the NNPA has been successful,” said Susan Whiting, vice chair of Nielsen, a premier global information and measurement company. “….

Acknowledgment for Civic Leadership and Engagement

July 5, 2012 in Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Too often, we only hear about the negative – particularly when it comes to Jackson Public Schools.  As a long-time supporter of public education, I believe we need to commend […]