Bias hinders diversity in hiring for environmental organizations

By Anthony Advincula Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high

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EPA concludes fracking a threat to U.S. water supplies

By Patrick G. Lee ProPublica Starting in 2008, ProPublica published stories that found hydraulic fracking had damaged drinking water supplies across the country. The reporting

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From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack Movement is real
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad. Late last month, Essence magazine noted that after ...
Entergy New Orleans to host public info sessions on proposed power plant
Entergy New Orleans will host two information sessions, next week, to "keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city," according to a media alert the organization issued. ...
U.S. Senators demand study on federal advertising in Black-owned media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it ...
Mortgage officials sentenced to federal prison and fined for fraud
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Perpetrators in a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted Black consumers in the Los Angeles area have been sentenced to federal prison and fined. On ...
Professors can make more than a $1K an hour peddling mega-mergers
By Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott ProPublica If the government ends up approving the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger, credit won’t necessarily belong to the executives, bankers, lawyers, and lobbyists pushing for ...
The Black unemployment rate is double what whites experience
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the ...
Hillary Clinton promises to support Black businesses
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has promised to specifically undergird Black-owned businesses if elected. It is a promise long-awaited by activists who have ...
New Orleans attracts first, non-stop European flights in decades
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer It’s been 34 years since New Orleans had nonstop, commercial flights to Europe. But next spring British Airways starts a direct route from the Crescent City to ...

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