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Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. For many, the word might conjure images of twisted metal, shards of glass strewn about the street and

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Avondale Shipyard set to transition into energy manufacturing market

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New iPhone app points the way to Black-owned businesses
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News/New America Media) – Around The Way, a New York-based company, and Clearly Innovative, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile-app development firm, have ...
New downtown hospitals are marred by transmission lines
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A plan several years ago to bury transmission and other power lines at the University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs hospital, under construction now in the city’s ...
NOLA’s Silicon Bayou struggles to stay afloat
By Christian Villere and Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writers Let’s say I discussed with you where I wanted to build a technology startup. Most likely you would tell me to go to ...
Survey finds young people using new media for peer-based participatory politics
Contrary to notion of a digital divide, Black youth engage in participatory politics at rates equal to or slightly higher than white, Latino, and Asian-American youth. That is ...
Making a visit to the doctor without leaving home
By Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — Some­times you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten. ...
Apple, Sony Music blasted after iTunes Whitney Houston price hike
By Ishmael H. Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American According to, the price for Whitney Houston’s greatest hits album, The Ultimate Collection, jumped from $4.70 to ...
Best Buy accused of widespread profiling
WASHINGTON — Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest electronics retailer, faces new allegations of discrimination and retaliation barely one week after agreeing to settle a class-action employment discrimination lawsuit for ...
Review of the FHL/RMJM Hillier report
With all the financial uncertainties that have been exposed by the recent small loans same day payout independent studies on the economic viability of the proposed new University Medical Center ...

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