DeVos coddles companies while abandoning student loan borrowers

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the 44 million American consumers who struggle with a still-growing student loan debt of $1.4 trillion, the problems wrought

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RTA hopes to build a New Orleans East Transit Center

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Buses to and from New Orleans East are often crowded and sometimes late. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority wants

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s declaration of dependence
By Jesse Eisiner ProPublica In early February, the Federal Reserve delivered its most significant punishment of a major bank in a generation, sanctioning Wells Fargo for its pattern of customer exploitation.
Local and national leaders speak out against payday lenders
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) and the Rev. Willie Gable, Jr. of Progressive Baptist Church in New Orleans believe the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is being ...
Black jobless rate is back up in less than a week
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump used his Bully Pulpit–The State of the Union Address–to tell the nation that ...
Union membership is holding steady in the South
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Despite losing two high-profile organizing campaigns in 2017 — at Boeing’s factory in South Carolina and a Nissan plant in Mississippi — ...
The business and history behind HBCU ‘Classics’
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Every time the Grambling and Southern football teams descend on New Orleans over Thanksgiving weekend for the Bayou Classic, the plethora of pageantry not only includes the ...
Skin color, not credit risk, tied to auto finance, says report
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Nationwide, auto loans represent the third-highest category of consumer debt. And according to new research, the color of your skin has a lot to ...
State embraces CTE as path forward for job creation
By Michael Stein Contributing Writer Over the past five years, there has been a profound philosophical shift in how the Louisiana Department of Education approaches career and technical education (CTE). Once seen ...
The debate over Trump’s offshore drilling proposals
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While the immigration debate has consumed media discussion in recent days, less noticed is how the Trump Administration’s proposal to allow offshore drilling in U.S. territorial waters—in ...

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