For-profit Colleges: Valuing profits before student achievement

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Higher education is supposed to be about opening doors to a promising future. Fortified by training, skills and

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Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black workers

(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement being vigorously pushed for passage by President Barack Obama before he leaves office,

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Companies can’t set own rules for injured workers
By Michael Grabell ProPublica A national campaign to rewrite state laws and allow businesses to decide how to care for their injured workers suffered a significant setback last Tuesday when the Oklahoma ...
Consumer Financial Agency wins court case against CashCall
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The fight for fair lending got a big boost on August 31 when a federal court rejected a payday loan collector’s attempt to ...
Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from ...
‘Sweet Unity’ among Black people
By James Clingman Columnist Great news! In the tradition of those who have called for supporting our African relatives in some form or another, THE One Million Conscious and Conscientious ...
FBI hiring as the Obama Era nears end
By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer The New Orleans office of the FBI is on a statewide hiring blitz. It will likely be the Bureau’s last major recruiting drive under the nation’s ...
ITT Tech student financial aid at risk, California closes 15 school locations
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) — As another school year gets underway, the Department of Education recently announced a series of actions to better protect taxpayers and students alike from one ...
A traditional automatic shifter (left), compared to the confusing Fiat Chrysler shifter, shown in a model-year 2015 vehicle, implicated in over 100 crashes (right). Chrysler is no longer producing vehicles with this shifter.
Looks can kill: The deadly results of flawed design
By Lena Groeger ProPublica Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled downhill, pinning him against the security gate in front of his ...
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Black farmers continue pressing USDA for justice
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — For more than two decades, Black farmers have driven tractors to Capitol Hill and walked the halls of Congress, coaxing, cajoling and confronting ...

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