America’s broke priorities

By Wilmer J. Leon III NNPA Columnist On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of

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Grow Gentilly’ small business competition deadline set for July 31

Capital One Bank, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, recently announced the second annual “Grow Gentilly” small business growth plan competition

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Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist As we move toward the second anniversary (July 21) of President Obama signing into law sweeping financial reforms, more commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank, more than 45,000 ...
AARP study: Ethnic elders slammed hardest by foreclosures
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from New America Media) —The mortgage crisis has slammed every age group—especially the oldest Americans 75-plus—and has hit Latino and African-American seniors and their ...
Mexican drug cartels’ stake in the U.S.: One trillion dollars
By Louis Nevaer Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Recent media reports of money laundering activities involving U.S. banks and Mexico’s drug cartels point to a disturbing trend. NAM contributor Louis Nevaer says that ...
Doctors shortage expected to worsen with surge of new patients
By Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent As more people become covered as a result of the Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, the current shortage of physicians ...
The underemployed are also struggling to survive
By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —The woman selling you lottery tickets at 7–11 could be an engineer with multiple degrees. The guy bagging your groceries may have earned a six-figure ...
Later life ‘encore work’ replaces income, reinvents retirement
By Kay Harvey Contributing Writer Special from MinnPost/New America Media ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bob Hansen is good at reinventing himself. It’s a trait that has enabled him to land paying jobs since ...
Study: Impact of undocumented workers on wages ‘negligible’
(Special to New America Media from Univision News) – Hiring undocumented workers has a ‘negligible’ impact on the wages of documented workers in the same firm, a recent study by ...
SU receives largest legacy gift in university’s history
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports The Southern University System Foundation has received more than $1 million in a gift from the James and Ruth Smith Trust. The ...

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