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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

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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,

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Payday lending drains nearly $1 billion from communities
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) — One of the worst ironies of the nagging economic recession is that consumers with the fewest financial resources have lost the most. Now, a new ...
Not all public policy is created equal
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money. One of the proposals ...
‘Fiscal cliff’ scare just a fake crisis
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Why do imaginary phantoms terrify, while real-life horrors seem normal? Why do our elected representatives act in ways that trample the values of those who ...
Black unemployment still needs to be addressed
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The unemployment rate report that was released November 2 was good news for President Obama. The unemployment rate ticked up just a tiny bit, from 7.8 ...
Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent
Why an agenda on job creation in cash loans in kansas city missouri education should lead Obama’s second term By Dr. Andre Perry Contributing Columnist People of color and in particular poor, people ...
Jobs report shows slow but steady growth
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Voters were still waiting to elect the next president of the United States when the Labor Depart­ment’s monthly jobs report, issued four days before ...
Blacks and Hispanics lost $1 trillion in home equity
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Among the 10.9 million homes that went into foreclosure between 2007 and 2011, more than half of the “spillover” cost to nearby homes have led to a ...
Budget woes await winner
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist No matter who wins the November 6 election, he will have a mess on his hands. The Budget Control Act of 2011 will cut $109 billion ...

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