U. S. Black Chambers President/CEO Ron Busby signs Memorandum of Understanding with NAMAD President Damon Lester. Marc Bland, IHS vice president of diversity and inclusion, looks on.

U.S. Black Chambers presses auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer African Americans projected to spend $24 Billion on Automobile Industry this year ( — This year alone, African Americans

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More Blacks receive denials than access to home mortgages

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Last week in Houston, the nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association held its 68th annual convention.

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Black unemployment dips to seven-year low
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for Black workers in seven years, according to the latest ...
U.S. employers slash payrolls in July
(Special from NorthStar News Today) – The day before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs’ report on Friday, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based outplacement firm, ...
Debt can help or hurt wealth-building
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Money and credit are two items that affect nearly everyone. We earn, spend and sometimes save money. But it seems nearly inevitable that the need for credit ...
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments penned the Black Women: Ready To Lead Foreword.
Black women increasingly seek the corner office
By Jessica R. Key Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) — In business, there’s long been a perception among Black employees that they must work harder than their ...
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 awarding of work contracts to local ...
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 of the former segregation-era Dryades St. have ...
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 ...

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