A Renaissance? Black dollars begin pouring into Black banks

By Michael H. Cottman Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial

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Lawmakers propose new limits for seizing workers’ pay over old debts

By Paul Kiel ProPublica For the first time in nearly 50 years, a new federal bill seeks to lower how much lenders and collectors can

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Former Fed vice chairman joins the Alphabet’s board
(Special from NorthStar News Today) –­ Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors under chairman Alan Greenspan, has been appointed to the board ...
Four things you should know before you sign that car loan
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting ... empowers Black business owners with new loan comparison tool
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA National News) – In an effort to level the playing field for Black-owned small businesses, the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), recently launched a service that makes ...
Nearis Green, a Black man, taught Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey.
Jack Daniel’s Distillery gives a wider embrace to Nearis Green, its Black distiller
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – When tourists travel to Lynchburg, Tenn., to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, many of them will hear for the first time the true story of ...
Cadillac of New Orleans belongs in that six percent of the auto dealerships owned by an ethnic minorities in the United States.
Advocate for minority car dealers pushes diversity
By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service) – Damon Lester’s phone typically starts ringing at 7:30 a.m. And it keeps ringing until after 10:00 p.m.
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 to midnight) funds an extra $50 million ...
Does the company that just bought Ebony really have a plan?
(Special from Chicago Crusader) — The new owners of Ebony magazine and emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic Black publications. The announcement came nearly ...
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 ...

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