Housing boom was a bust for African Americans

By Jill Rosen Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – In the roller coaster ride that was the U.S. real estate market in the first

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New forms of predatory lending threaten consumers

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Over the past decade, no state has authorized either predatory payday or car title loans. That consumer financial progress came

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BMW to pay $1.6M; plus offer jobs to settle discrimination suit
( — The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina last week entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide ...
Rehabilitation can work: Former inmate succeeding as hotel employee
By James Wright Contributing Writer ( — One of the best employees of a luxurious District hotel recently finished serving over two decades in federal prison and is an example of ...
September, Black jobless rate declines
(Special from NorthStar-News Today) – The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 142,000 jobs in September, but the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., called the report ...
‘Elite’ colleges don’t equalize job market for Blacks
By Jared Wadley Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Attending a highly selective college may not level the playing field for African Americans when it comes to job offers after graduation.
Businesses add 200,000 jobs in September
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The nation’s non-farm businesses added 200,000 jobs in September, ADP National Employment Report announced on last week.
Narrowing the racial wealth gap by using an alternative scoring model
( — Wealth offers security and privilege that can last for generations. For minority households striving to achieve the American Dream, homeownership is often the surest path. Yet, in today’s ...
Nielsen report highlights growth and affluence of African-American households
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News) – Nielsen released “Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse: African-American Consumers—The Untold Story.” The report was released at a ...
Raising the minimum wage has a negligible effect on jobs
By William Spriggs Contributing Writer ( — As states, cities and municipalities across the country raise wages to improve the lives of working people, it is worth highlighting how such moves affect ...

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