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

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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

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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 ...
Louisiana breaks export record, up 3.4% in first half
New Orleans, LA – Louisiana is outperforming itself from previous years in worldwide ex­ports, according to a report released by the World Trade Center of New Orleans. The ...
Thousands of Louisianans to suffer due to decreases in SNAP benefits
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A temporary four-year boost to Sup­plemental Nutrition Assistance Pro­gram (SNAP) benefits will end on November 1, resulting in substantial cuts for every SNAP household in America. ...
Katrina Pain Index in 2013
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Eight years after Katrina, nearly a hundred thousand people never got back to New Orleans, the city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically ...
Payday lending drains nearly $1 billion from communities
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) — One of the worst ironies of the nagging economic recession is that consumers with the fewest financial resources have lost the most. Now, a new ...
Not all public policy is created equal
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money. One of the proposals ...
‘Fiscal cliff’ scare just a fake crisis
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Columnist Why do imaginary phantoms terrify, while real-life horrors seem normal? Why do our elected representatives act in ways that trample the values of those who ...

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