Catholic bishops seek exit strategy out of Obamacare
After a closed-door session at their annual meeting in Baltimore this month, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued an unusual “special message” reaffirming their long-standing opposition to the birth control insurance mandate.
Access to excellent teachers should a be civil right
A new study suggests that access to “excellent teachers” should be a civil right and that students should be able to “take legal action” to get better results.
ACA to lead to health care employment boom
Health care reform under the Affordable Care Act is off to a sickly start. There have been problems with the main marketplace website, but there’s some good news amid all the bad
NNPA puts the pressure on Redskins, NFL
The chairman of the NNPA says the Washington Redskins’ team - under fire from a Richmond, Va. publisher - is in sync with the entire National Football League in its apparent oppressive treatment of Black businesses and consumers.
The middle: As some resist Medicaid expansion, millions fall into health care coverage gap
Every day, Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks.
Poor Blacks in the South to remain uninsured
Even if healthcare.gov, the web portal for federal health insurance exchange, worked perfectly, more than 5 million poor, uninsured adults, many of them Black, will continue to go without coverage
Tourism Blues: After government shut down, D.C. tourism braces for negative impact
Tourism, the second largest industry in Washington, D.C., is still reeling from the first government shutdown in almost 17 years. Officials from Destination DC say they won’t know the full economic impact of the shutdown until next summer.
Obamacare glitches getting fixed, Black clergy push enrollment
A team of African-American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their “commitment to the Affordable Care Act” even as the President has ordered the website overhauled.
De Facto Segregation: Maryland’s HBCU violation has national impact
A federal judge’s ruling that Maryland violated the constitutional rights of the students at its Historically Black College and Universities by perpetuating segregation will have a significant impact both within and beyond the state’s borders.
Supreme Court hears Michigan challenge to Affirmative Action
Four months after the Supreme Court declined to invalidate affirmative action in a case brought against the University of Texas, it heard oral arguments to determine if a Michigan referendum violates the Equal Protection Clause