Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans

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

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Ebony, Jet magazines sold to Black-owned Texas firm

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

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Black banks struggle to survive
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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