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Time to raise minimum wage

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was established in 1938. Since then, it has been

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HCA charges Jeff councilman with bias in hospital bids

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The battle over the management of East and West Jefferson Hospitals escalated last week as Hospital Corp. of America executive

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Racial inequality costs U.S. trillions
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Racial inequity has wreaked a tremendous economic toll on the United States to the ...
Target initiates ‘ban the box’ nationwide
(Special to the NNPA from The Insight News) — In an overflow meeting at the Capri Theater, executives with Target Corporation engaged in a dialog about how corporate hiring policies ...
Higher Ed not paying off for Black men in the job market
By Frederick Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News and New America Media) – Although more Black men have graduated from high school and college, their educational achievements have not increased ...
Unemployment for Black women at four-year low
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As job prospects for whites and Black men have slowed or stalled completely, Black women continue to gain ground in a weak labor ...
La. AG warns Black farmers about settlement scam
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section is urging farmers to be wary of individuals or organizations offering assistance in filing claims in the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the ...
Liberty Bank expands its southern footprint with latest acquisition
Liberty Bank and Trust recently announced plans to expand its footprint to eight states with the acquisition of First Tuskegee Bank of Alabama
La. DBE files suit against Pennsylvania-based 84 Lumber
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A Louisiana business owner is embroiled in a legal battle with one of the country’s largest construction firms following a problematic end to a contractual agreement ...
Forensic firms move into new business lines
By Ryan Kelly Contributing Writer (Special to AP from New Orleans CityBusiness) — After Hurricane Katrina, several forensic engineering firms popped up in the New Orleans area to serve an insurance industry ...

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