Troubled homeowners can avoid foreclosure with new mortgage modification program

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data

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Companies owned by Black men declined, but sales increased

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The number of Black-male owned businesses with employees declined between 2007, the beginning of

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Head of accreditor for for-profit colleges leaves amid growing scrutiny
By Annie Waldman ProPublica The head of troubled for-profit college watchdog, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, has stepped down, the agency said Monday in a statement.
Real cash & questionable school degrees: Protecting diploma seekers
By George White Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Federal law enforcement agencies and their state-based watchdog partners are stepping up efforts to protect the integrity of academic degrees by shutting down ...
NUL threatens to sue UN over alleged copyright infringement
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The National Urban League (NUL), among the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, has launched a heated legal battle with an unlikely source – the ...
Increased mobile phone use by Blacks fuels new economic justice controversy
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — It is a rare conversation in Black America. Phrases like “sponsored data” and “zero-rated programs” and “free data” are simply not bread and butter ...
Seniors working hard for their money: 10M, many ethnic, in tough jobs
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – A new study estimates that “10.2 million workers ages 58 and older (43.8 percent) were employed either in physically demanding jobs ...
Rep. Norton seeks to reduce Black youth unemployment
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) – The employment picture remains grim for teenagers and young adults and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that youth ...
Florida leads the nation for identify theft
By Andrea Robinson Contributing Writer (Special from The Miami Times and New America Media) – The phone rings, and on the other end is an IRS agent who menacingly warns that the ...
FDIC deserves applause, not criticism
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Every tax season, consumers across the country hope that when their returns are completed a refund will soon be on the way. Consumers that qualify ...

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