State shells out millions to woo tech company

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Marcus Howard and Charles Hands (center), co-founders of Engage Millennials, have provided valuable advice to M&F Bank executives Travis Rouse, Chief sales officer; and James Sills III, president/CEO.
Youthful enthusiasm about Black-owned bank leads to growing national business
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Marcus Howard and Charles Hands III, friends and colleagues since their days as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, became ...
American Express’ Chenault to retire
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — American Express Co. announced that Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of the New York-based credit and charge card issuer, and ...
Louisianians believe they are underpaid, survey says
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A recent survey of U.S. workers found that Louisianians on average feel they deserve an extra $7,821 a year. Intelligent Video Solutions conducted the survey ...
Black student loan borrowers fail to get a fair deal on federal loans
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For most families, the pursuit of higher education means substantial investments in time, effort, and a combination of cash and loans to gain a college degree. These ...
Members of VEGGI Farmers  Cooperative
Open spaces in New Orleans East are used to raise food, flowers
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In New Orleans East, home to more open land than the rest of the city, farmers produce vegetables, herbs, tofu and flowers, using as few chemicals ...
Black America’s dreams of homeownership still deferred
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th century that spoke about and to Black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and ...
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) speaks from the podium about The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act. Waters is flanked by (from let-right) Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn); Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.); and Al Green (D-Texas)
Rep. Waters seeks to protect consumers with “Megabank” bill
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability ...
What you should know about the Community Reinvestment Act
By Christopher G. Cox Contributing Writer Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families—many in minority communities—to become homeowners. In ...

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