Valerie Wilson says Black and Hispanic workers have been left behind. (Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA).

Black workers are stuck in poverty wages

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by

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Black women are taking care of business

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to

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Black unemployment rate continues to fall
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the second month in a row, the Black unemployment rate de­creas­ed, and the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, according to ...
Neighborhood bar believes ‘gentrification’ is trying to shut it down
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward has in the last several years become coveted high-ground real estate. As a result, the traditionally Black ...
Wells Fargo to lend $100 billion to small businesses by 2018
By Deepak Chitnis Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from New America Media) — Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small ...
College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy ...
Darden Restaurants claws out of Red Lobster
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News & Analysis) – Darden Restaurants Inc., which is led by Clarence Otis Jr. announced on Friday that it has signed ...
Louisiana ranks in top 10 for first quarter clean energy jobs
By April Siese Contributing Writer Louisiana ranks in the top ten of clean energy job announcements for the first quarter of the year, according to a recent report put out by Environmental ...
N.O. awaits boost in economy from Chaquita’s relocating
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Chiquita International Brands plans to move import and export activities back to New Orleans after leaving the city 40 years ago for Gulfport. Last week, Louisiana Economic ...
The difficult math of inequality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been ...

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