Uber operates in Orleans but is voted down in Jeff Parish

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The New Orleans City Council paved the way for ride-booking services like UberX and ride-sharing endeavors like Lyft in early

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‘Right-to-work’ laws depress union and non-union wages

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Des­pite what the defenders of “right-to-work” laws claim, those policies offer less protection for employees and

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Local businesses primed to capitalize on healthcare, bioscience in city
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer With the growing emergence of healthcare and bioscience companies in New Orleans’ BioDistrict, including the newly constructed University Medical Center slated to open in August, opportunities for ...
Black women face pay gap
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar white men made in 2013, according to a new report by ...
Credit arbitration clauses favor corporations over consumer
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Although arbitration is often associated with labor unions, millions of consumers are also affected by it and don’t even know it. Often consumers find the extremely small ...
Black Media is shortchanged by Corporate America
By Cynthia E. Griffin Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) – While most people who think about Black media consider its historic role as a leader and purveyor of ...
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Viking delays river cruises on Mississippi despite Jindal claims
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Louisiana’s governor received a black eye in the international media last month, one which garnered few comments locally. Jindal boasted that he had brought the famed Viking ...
Economic recovery eludes Black workers
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The slow-moving, uneven economic recovery continues to elude Black workers and some economists predict that even with a falling unemployment rate, at the ...
Black women face challenges in building wealth
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the ...
The push to abolish predatory lending
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged ...

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