New Orleans’ DBE certification process under scrutiny

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer On the heels of the New Orleans City Council’s adoption of legislation calling for the strict scrutiny of the city’s

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Is New Orleans Mission getting a facelift?

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The rebirth of Central City has been led by the redevelopment Renaissance occurring on Oretha Castle Haley. The one-time storefronts

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Architect’s rendering of the new Liberty Bank branch, now under construction, located at 3200 Gentilly Boulevard in New Orleans.
Minority banks shut out of federal tax-credit program
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Minority-owned banks are crying foul about the federal government snubbing them for tax credits they say could generate economic development ...
Aetna Insurance to acquire Humana
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health ...
Black women see job prospects improve
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Job prospects for Black women improved in June, as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs ...
Abusive lending practices target people of color
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation’s economy and communities across the country. ...
Senate hands Pres. Obama a victory on trans-pacific partnership
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to give Presi­dent Barack Obama fast-track approval to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership after 13 ...
African Americans are top victims of fraud
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) – African Americans are the leading victims of fraudulent transactions compared to Hispanics and whites, which costs unsuspecting consumers billions of ...
Unemployment gets worse for Black men
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — Lester Nute didn’t have to wait for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to tell him ...
Defense Department must report minority ad spending
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News) - Starting next year, the Secretary of Defense will be required to give the Armed Services Committee a written ...

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