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Second Special Legislative Session leaves $347M deficit unplugged

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The final budget, approved by the Senate at 10 pm on Thursday (and the House with just 15 minutes prior

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Does the company that just bought Ebony really have a plan?

(Special from Chicago Crusader) — The new owners of Ebony magazine and JETMag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic Black publications.

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Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish
The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for low income aspirants in Louisiana ...
Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
Ebony, Jet magazines sold to Black-owned Texas firm
Johnson Publishing Co., which has published Ebony and Jet magazines, two of Black America’s most iconic publications for more than seven decades, has sold the two magazines to a Texas-based ...
Black banks struggle to survive
By Patrice Gaines Contributing Writer Part II (Urban News Service) – Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans ...
Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the $600 million deficit through ...
Where did the Black banks go?
By Patrice Gaines Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part series (Urban News Service) – America has half as many Black-owned banks as existed 15 years ago. ...
Kids put on extra pounds during Great Recession
By Stephanie Desmond Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Increased unemployment during the Great Recession coincided with unhealthy weight gain among California’s 1.7 million public school students, a new study shows. ...
Southern Poverty Law Center supports proposed federal rules to rein in predatory lenders
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Southern Poverty Law Center) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed important new standards to help rein in payday and auto ...

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