Governments cracking down on fraudulent mortgage practices

By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – City, state and federal agencies have been stepping up efforts to stamp out fraudulent

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Colleges flush with cash saddle poorest students with debt

By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving

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Wealthy Blacks fare worse than whites after heart attack, says study
(Special from HealthDay News and NorthStar News Today) —Higher-earning Black Americans seem to die sooner after a heart attack than whites, according to researchers who say they’ve uncovered a new ...
U.S. Dept of Commerce announces $2.1M investment in resiliency projects
By David T. Baker Associate Editor The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced last week that it will continue to support recovery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, dedicating $2.1 million ...
Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of Canal Place agreed on one thing: kids ...
Wages up for Black men, down for Black women
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black-white income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult ...
Unemployment rate for Black women falls to single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — During another slow month of economic recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, ...
Sluggish employment, economic woes plagued Blacks in 2013
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Stagnation is how economist Dr. Algernon Austin summed up what Black Americans faced in ...
Shop small and shop often: Why small businesses matter
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer For those shoppers too timid to brave the mania of Black Friday but eager to get in some holiday shopping before the digital convenience of Cyber ...
Complex Social Security debate looms for 2014 elections
By Charles D. Ellison Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune) – Deep beneath the surface of endless partisan wrangling between the White House and Congress is the Social ...

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