U.S. Senate votes to revoke protections on anti-discriminatory auto loans

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer America is often touted as a nation of laws, and not of men. But it seems that today some lawmakers

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Louisiana’s online shoppers are required to pay sales taxes

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer To get a jump on summer, you may have gone online and bought a sundress or sports gear from an

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Medicaid expansion brought 19,000 jobs to Louisiana, study shows
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer Last week, Governor John Bel Edward’s office hosted a press conference to announce the economic impacts of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion. Dr. James Richardson led a team of ...
N.O. City Council fights to maintain inclusionary zoning
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On April 9, Louisiana state senators voted 26-11 in favor of HB 462, banning municipal and parish governments from establishing inclusionary zoning policies.
Black unemployment was 6.9% in March
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — March jobless rate for Black men 20 and older The nation’s employers added fewer jobs in March than experts predicted, and ...
Ransomware poses dangerous new threat to cities
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The governments of Atlanta and Baltimore recently found themselves victims of a dangerous and frightening form of malicious computer software: ransomware.
Airbnb gentrifies Black New Orleans neighborhoods, report says
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer Short-term rentals are pushing Black residents out of their neighborhoods. That is the conclusion of a report released last week by local affordable housing group Jane Place ...
Fair housing groups sue Facebook for allowing discrimination in housing ads
By Julia Angwin and Ariana Tobin ProPublica In February 2017, in response to a ProPublica investigation, Facebook pledged to crack down on efforts by advertisers of rental housing to discriminate against tenants ...
Black consumers, businesses must lead American energy policy talks, experts say
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — As the debate continues over the future of energy in the U.S. and around the world, industry insiders say that now is the time ...
Legal nightmare ends for local businesswoman
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Local African-American businesswoman Addie Mills is hopeful that a years-long legal ordeal is over after the U.S. District Court Eastern District Louisiana dismissed a lawsuit against ...

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