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Blacks are rejoining the labor market

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from

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Did the protest boycott matter to Black Friday retail sales?

By Danielle C. Belton Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – Holiday shopping sales were dramatically down nationwide, but economic analysts

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Middle class struggles to preserve retirement security
By Pamela Yip Contributing Writer (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) – It’s no secret that retirement security is eroding for many Americans. “Half of today’s working-age households are unlikely to have ...
FCC approves sale of KLJB-TV in Iowa to Marshall Broadcasting
(Special to the NNPA from Los Angeles Wave) – Federal regulators have approved the sale of a FOX TV affiliate in Quad Cities, Iowa to longtime media executive ...
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer In recent weeks a consistent drum beat against predatory lending’s small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused ...
Multicultural consumers drivers of increased spending this season
New York, NY — Multicultural consumers are expected to drive this year’s increase in holiday spending with African Americans making up the largest percentage of the increase, according to the ...
Nation’s first Black billionaire talks diversity and prosperity
By Zach Rinkins Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Robert L. Johnson is an American success story by any measure. Born in Mississippi and raised in Middle America, Johnson made a name for ...
Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than whites
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than whites, according to a ...
For-profit colleges target people of color
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has released research that finds ...
Plans to use waste from sugarcane crystallize in Lafourche
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You’ve driven down Highway 90 and passed fields of cane around Raceland, 40 miles southwest of New Orleans in Lafourche Parish. Plans are to use the bagasse ...

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