Russell Simmons speaks out on the RushCard glitch

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Contributing Writer Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their

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Banks caught redlining Black communities

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer The old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same” seems somehow an apt description for what

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Firefighters reach another settlement with city for back pay
By Charles Maldonado The Lens For the second time this year, the city’s firefighters union announced Monday that it had reached a deal with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration that will allow firefighters ...
U.S. lawmakers call for more oversight of workers’ comp
By Michael Grabell ProPublica and Howard Berks, NPR Ten prominent Democratic lawmakers, including presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, are urging the U.S. secretary of labor to come up with a plan to ...
Details of BP settlement show oil spill caused trillions of marine wildlife deaths
By Bob Marshall The Lens When news broke this month that oil giant BP had agreed to pay $20.8 billion in fines for its Deepwater Horizon disaster, the figure seemed huge.
Black executive Brett Hart is now piloting United Airlines
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – United Continental Holdings, Inc., parent company of United Airlines, has named Brett J. Hart United’s interim CEO, replacing Oscar Munoz who ...
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 decade of this century, some U.S. homebuyers ...
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 about through a combination of state and ...
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 ...

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