Rules frozen by Trump could melt away

By Jesse Eisinger ProPublica Ridding day care centers of fluorescent lightbulbs with toxic PCBs. Requiring a backup engineer on freight trains to avoid crashes. Restricting

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Local business owner helps parents collect child support

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Editor’s note: This story originally published with the former name of Simone Spence’s company, Child Support Services. It has been

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National Black Caucus of State Legislators call for debt collection reform
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — When many consumers think of billion-dollar industries, banks and Wall Street often come to mind. Yet there is another industry in the same lucrative ...
South sees slight dip in union membership
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — As unions gear up for two high-profile union drives in Mississippi and South Carolina, recent figures show union membership has plateaued or ...
Black History Month and Black health
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Race is everywhere in medicine. Most health statistics are broken down by race. Despite a pervasive belief that race represents clear-cut and genetically distinct groups ...
Black business group, Black banks making Black history with economic justice
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put – not enough money and not enough places to get it.
Nation’s largest student loan servicer charged borrowers too much, says CFPB
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit ...
Africa not holding its breath for Trump on trade
By Grant Clark Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — After a two-year election campaign and weeks into his presidency, Africans still have no idea how Donald J. Trump plans to deal with ...
Black unemployment was 7.7 percent in January
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, President Barack Obama’s last month in office of his eight-year term, but despite the strong growth ...
New data undermine oil and gas industry’s pipeline safety claims
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — In the debate over construction of new oil and gas pipelines, industry representatives have long argued that pipelines are safer than ...

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