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Urban planner turned entrepreneur receives McDonald’s 365 Black Award

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer “By the time I began my career as a McDonald’s franchisee in New Orleans, I had become completely enraptured with

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Eyesores remain on New Orleans’ list of fixed-up properties

By Charles Maldonado The Lens No one would claim that the 9400 block of Colapissa Street in Hollygrove has fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina and

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JPMorgan Chase charged with making predatory loans to Black homeowners
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., the world’s largest bank based on assets, stuck Black homeowners with predatory, or high-interest ...
Valerie Wilson says Black and Hispanic workers have been left behind. (Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA).
Black workers are stuck in poverty wages
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that ...
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Black women are taking care of business
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Instead of breaking the glass ceiling, Black women have increasingly started making their own. According to the Center for American Progress, an independent, ...
Black unemployment rate continues to fall
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the second month in a row, the Black unemployment rate de­creas­ed, and the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, according to ...
Neighborhood bar believes ‘gentrification’ is trying to shut it down
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward has in the last several years become coveted high-ground real estate. As a result, the traditionally Black ...
Wells Fargo to lend $100 billion to small businesses by 2018
By Deepak Chitnis Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from New America Media) — Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small ...
College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy ...
Darden Restaurants claws out of Red Lobster
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News & Analysis) – Darden Restaurants Inc., which is led by Clarence Otis Jr. announced on Friday that it has signed ...

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