Obama denies charge that he has failed African Americans, Latinos on jobs

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — President Barack Obama, in what was likely his first direct defense pertaining to the question of the high unemployment

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U.S. Treasury expands Small Business ‘Main Street’ program

A north Louisiana bank is among six financial institutions that will get a much-needed shot in the arm from the expansion of a federal program

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Young males of color likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead
By George E. Curry (Special from TheDefenders-Online.com) – Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, ...
Facing escalated jobless numbers, CBC chief promises fight for jobs bill
By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Con­gressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) is blaming Republicans for holding up job growth legislation and promises to continue fighting for a jobs ...
Feds eye Black unemployment
The United States Department of Labor has released a new report The Black Labor Force in the Recovery. Key findings of the report: • African-Americans or Blacks made up 12 ...
Wise investments: The financial realities of America’s Black boomers
By Nayita Wilson The Louisiana Weekly Is it a retirement boom or bust for Blacks? As baby boomers continue to make a gradual and highly visible exit from the work-force, data shows ...
New ‘JOBS’ Act could cut unemployment insurance
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro Ameri­can Newspapers) — The new JOBS Act moving through the House has conservatives saying the nation is on the verge ...
Amendment to block Avondale payoff fails
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer Rep. Cedric Richmond introduced two amendments last week to the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the budget for the Defense Department. Both of ...
Conservatives place blame on the poor for being poor
By Marjorie Valbrun The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire) — When the U.S. Census Bureau recently released its annual report on the economic ...
Corporate welfare pays to shut down Avondale
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Adolph Ross worked at the Avondale Shipyard for 17 and a half years. That stretch would have been longer were it not for a layoff in the ...

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