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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

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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

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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 ...
Broader hiring practices for ex-offenders receive bipartisan support
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, ...
Theatre produces tax dollars, argues Southern Rep. director
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Though it has received little media attention since the Jindal Administration announced that they would be on the proverbial chopping block, defending the continued existence of the ...
Record number of former workers without benefits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest ...
Increased Black home ownership would slice wealth gap
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise ...
Consumer complaints pay off in $1.6 billion relief
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Financial stress can feel like a lonely struggle. But according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), 460,700 consumers shared many of ...
Telemarketing scam team that targeted Spanish speakers banned by FTC
By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — The defendants in a scheme that targeted Spanish-speaking consumers have been banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products under ...
New Orleans cited as being favorable towards Black businesses
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A new study lists New Orleans as one of the best places in the country for Black entrepreneurs to grow and manage their businesses, with experts ...

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