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

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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

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The assault on the middle class
By Don Barlett and James Steele Contributing Writers Ed. Note: U.S. Census data released Wednesday revealed troubling poverty figures, with some 46 million Americans—including one in every five children—living below the poverty ...
Grandparents providing more financial support due to economic downturn
Grandparents in the U.S. are increasingly providing vital support for American families and have taken on the role of a financial safety net for their children and grandchildren, in some ...
Former nurse Ollie Burton, shown last year at age 103 at the Kissito Healthcare's nursing home in Midland, Tex., represents the longevity exception.
Lost decades — Longevity gains decline for Blacks, Latinos and less educated
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special from New America Media) —The longevity gap between “two Americas” has widened since 1990, says a new study. One America is mostly white and well ...
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Local study shows that Orleanians are ‘asset’ poor
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Most Americans are familiar with measuring poverty in terms of dollars and cents, believing that the dividing line between rich and poor is one that separates high ...
Landrieu introduces bill to boost careers of women and minorities
On August 1, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Booster ...
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 July?” Douglass asked, “Are the great ...
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 to help small businesses in ...
Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist As we move toward the second instant cash loans wollongong anniversary (July 21) of President Obama signing into law sweeping financial reforms, more commonly referred to as ...

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