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

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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

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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 ...
Nielsen study reveals growing spending power, influence of Black women
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of African-American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said the ...
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Local food affair raises funds to support local farmers
[caption id="attachment_26586" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Market[/caption] By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer In a city where cuisine is king and supporting local communities and businesses is a way ...
Eastern New Orleans – Barren of retail diversity, to get another Dollar outlet
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Dollar stores are popping up like mushrooms, and New Orleans East has a dozen of them, with six along Chef Menteur Highway alone. Earlier this year, ...
Even with advanced degrees, Black women earn less than white men
By Bria Nicole Stone Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what white men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make ...
New financial center aims to close racial wealth gap
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated seven million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a ...

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