By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their
Johnson Publishing Co., which has published Ebony and Jet magazines, two of Black America’s most iconic publications for more than seven decades, has sold the
By Patrice Gaines Contributing Writer Part II (Urban News Service) – Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans ... Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the $600 million deficit through ... Where did the Black banks go?
By Patrice Gaines Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part series (Urban News Service) – America has half as many Black-owned banks as existed 15 years ago. ... Kids put on extra pounds during Great Recession
By Stephanie Desmond Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Increased unemployment during the Great Recession coincided with unhealthy weight gain among California’s 1.7 million public school students, a new study shows. ... Southern Poverty Law Center supports proposed federal rules to rein in predatory lenders
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Southern Poverty Law Center) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed important new standards to help rein in payday and auto ... Black farmer fights to kill death tax
By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – John Wesley Boyd, Jr., lives off the land raising cows and growing soybeans and corn on 400 acres he owns in rural Baskerville, ... Minimum-wage workers can’t afford the rent
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer Wage stagnation and a shortage of affordable housing are blamed (Special from NorthStar-News Today) – James McMillian, lll, a postal worker and Vietnam vet, with a white ... ‘Ban the box’ bill passes in La. Legislature
Despite Louisiana’s reputation as the world’s “prison capital” and a state where there is a dire need for criminal justice reforms, a glimmer of hope shined through last week as ...
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