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

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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

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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 ...
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 ...

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