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Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the

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Southern Poverty Law Center supports proposed federal rules to rein in predatory lenders

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Southern Poverty Law Center) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed important new standards to help

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Black farmer fights to kill death tax
By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – John Wesley Boyd, Jr., lives off the land raising cows and growing soybeans and corn on 400 acres he owns in rural Baskerville, ...
‘Ban the box’ bill passes in La. Legislature
Despite Louisiana’s reputation as the world’s “prison capital” and a state where there is a dire need for criminal justice reforms, a glimmer of hope shined through last week as ...
Lack of resources stymies Black entrepreneurs
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — What’s holding back African-American entrepreneurs? Centuries-old racial disadvantage not experienced by other minority groups, according to a new study. Only five percent of ...
African-American men returned to the job market in April
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire National News) – The Black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and Black men showed gains ...
High jobless rate for Black college graduates
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – For too many Black college graduates, it’s congratulations for a job well done and welcome to the unemployment line because ...
French ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud (center) and French Consul General Grégor Trummel (left) arrive at Degas House during Araud's visit to New Orleans on Feb. 22.| Photo by David T. Baker
French ambassador says France will play a role in New Orleans’ future
[caption id="attachment_21318" align="aligncenter" width="600"] French ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud (center) and French Consulate General Grégor Trumel (left) arrive at Degas House during Araud's visit to New Orleans ...
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 mortgage practices that target communities of color ...
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 their poorest students with plenty of debt. New ...

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