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High jobless rate for Black college graduates

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – For too many Black college graduates, it’s congratulations for a job well done and

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Consumers lose $8B in fees each year with payday and car-title loans

New research from the Center for Responsible Lending finds that every year, $8 billion in fees is lost to one of two types of small-dollar,

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West Point correct not to punish
By Kim M. Keenan George Curry Media Guest Columnist I remember the first time I saw a Black raised fist. I was watching the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and two ...
Tubman’s face on the $20 bill is priceless
By Walter Rhett NNPA News Wire Contributor President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. ...
SUNO dean to serve as interim chancellor
Southern University at New Orleans, the city’s sole historically Black public institution of higher learning, announced last week that it has selected one of its own to fill the post ...
Louisiana leads nation in incarceration
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over ...
Analysis: No abatement of crime in FQ
The Mother’s Day stabbing in the French Quarter underscores the sobering reality that there is still a lot of room for improvement of public safety in the French Quarter. That ...
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Ignoring the mandatory draft registration damages the future of thousands
By Jeremy Lazarus Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Register for Selective Service. Otherwise, you could ruin your life. Jacquel Parker wishes ...
Pres. Obama tells Howard grads, ‘Be confident in your Blackness’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Barack Obama, in his final seven months as America’s first Black president, has advised Howard University graduates on how to excel and impact ...
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Local actor testifies at Congressional hearing on dyslexia
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Reading is everything to Ameer Baraka. To him, the ability to read represents freedom, success, hope and the future. However despite attending public school through the 12th ...

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