U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones hires a Black Chief of Staff

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from — U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama last week hired Dana Gresham, an African-American Washington, D.C.

Continue Reading »

More Business

Lawmakers plot with payday lenders to stop the debt trap

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — The phrase, “It ain’t over until it’s over” was first made famous by the late New York Yankees

Continue Reading »

Business Archives

Study: Blacks work jobs at high risk of automation
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Black men and women consistently suffer the highest unemployment rates compared to other racial and ethnic groups, and it’s about to ...
$2B in wages stolen from workers by employers
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Federal and state agencies have recovered $2 billion stolen from workers by employers in 2015 and 2016 through wage theft, and ...
Customers are told to apply for the money they are owed by Western Union before February 12, 2018.
Western Union to pay $586 million to cheated customers
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement with Western Union, the world’s largest money-transfer ...
La. has the distinction of being the worst-run state in the U.S., report says
With the title of being the world’s “prison capital” in its back pocket, a reputation for being a haven for underperforming public schools, sexually transmitted diseases, illiteracy and poverty, the ...
Delta Queen faces U.S. House fight to return to service
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Designated one of the eleven most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Delta Queen sits rotting on a dock in Houma, La.
Photo courtesy of Harley London (
Shop where the locals shop this holiday season
[caption id="attachment_27224" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Harley London ([/caption] By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer There’s a reality in New Orleans: When tourists come to town, many want to “eat where the locals ...
The Port of New Orleans wants the city to change the official land use for two properties along the Intracoastal Canal so it can develop them. Environmental groups says the wetlands help prevent flooding and act as backup protection against storm surge. The Port says they are practically worthless because they lie behind levees and a storm surge barrier. This photo, taken by one of the groups opposing the change, shows a portion of the 'Paris' property, which lies on the south side of the canal.
Port of N.O. proposal ignites debate over wetlands inside the levees
By Della Hasselle The Lens A request by the Port of New Orleans to change the land use for two areas of marshland along the Intracoastal Waterway has sparked a debate about ...
Research on ideal oyster habitat continues debate over possible damage from river diversions
By Della Hasselle The Lens In the past several years, the BP oil spill and diversions carrying water from the Mississippi River have compromised the delicate balance of water and salt needed ...

« Previous PageNext Page »