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Black women-owned businesses are up by 258 percent

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth

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Blacks in the South, Midwest hurt most by jobless cuts

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When cash-strapped states in the South and Midwest slashed unemployment benefits after the Great Recession, claiming

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University pres gives up portion of his salary to fund pay raises
The interim president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse has reportedly donated a portion of his salary to increase the minimum wage of hourly workers at the school of higher ...
Deregulation, subprime loans killed Black ownership
(Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier) — A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African Americans are 45 percent more likely than ...
Consumer Protection Bureau returns $4.6B to consumers in 4 years
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer In recent days, many policymakers and analysts have noted the July 21 anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It marked the anniversary of President Obama ...
Payday lender ACE Cash Express is hit with a $10M fine
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer (NNPA) – For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Director ...
Raising minimum wage makes good business sense
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three ...
Baby Boomers and unemployment straining disability funds
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Another partisan battle is brewing on Capitol Hill as Social Security in general, and disability insurance in particular, nears a budget squeeze.
Mitigation banks multiply as the state’s coast shrinks
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In Lafourche Parish, nearly 600 acres where cows once grazed near Raceland are now cypress swamp and bottomland hardwood forest with oaks and maples, providing habitat for ...
NAACP, CBC lament high rate of Black unemployment
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — While the nation appears to be in an economic recovery, leaders of the NAACP and the Congressional Black ...

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