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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

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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

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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 ...
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, ...

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