Black women-owned firms grew in 2012, but sales didn’t

(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The number of businesses owned by Black women grew dramatically from 2007 —the beginning of the Great Recession— through 2012,

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A 5-year plan to rebuild Black wealth and expand homeownership
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment ...
Troubled homeowners can avoid foreclosure with new mortgage modification program
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number of ...
Companies owned by Black men declined, but sales increased
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The number of Black-male owned businesses with employees declined between 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession, and 2012, the end ...
Head of accreditor for for-profit colleges leaves amid growing scrutiny
By Annie Waldman ProPublica The head of troubled for-profit college watchdog, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, has stepped down, the agency said Monday in a statement.
Real cash & questionable school degrees: Protecting diploma seekers
By George White Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Federal law enforcement agencies and their state-based watchdog partners are stepping up efforts to protect the integrity of academic degrees by shutting down ...
NUL threatens to sue UN over alleged copyright infringement
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The National Urban League (NUL), among the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, has launched a heated legal battle with an unlikely source – the ...
Increased mobile phone use by Blacks fuels new economic justice controversy
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — It is a rare conversation in Black America. Phrases like “sponsored data” and “zero-rated programs” and “free data” are simply not bread and butter ...
Seniors working hard for their money: 10M, many ethnic, in tough jobs
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – A new study estimates that “10.2 million workers ages 58 and older (43.8 percent) were employed either in physically demanding jobs ...

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