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How Trump could kill a plan to get you overtime pay

By Justin Elliott ProPublica Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of

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Comcast accepting proposals for two new African American-owned independent networks

(TriceEdneyWire.com) —Comcast Cable has announced it is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American-owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets

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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from ...
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 $600 million deficit through ...
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 rein in payday and auto ...
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 ...

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