Oprah buys 10 percent of Weight Watchers International

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — As millions make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, those who choose Weight Watchers will

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Civil Service staff takes issue with plan to consolidate 911 center dispatchers

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The New Orleans Civil Service Department on Monday came out against a key provision of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s long-stalled proposal

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Volkswagen apology ads ignore Black, Latino media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind-eye to consumers ...
Don’t let small-dollar loans ruin your holidays
By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of ...
Black advertising, media firms waiting to tap Black voters for political campaigns
By Ken Smikle Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News) — For African-American advertising, marketing, media and research firms, the 2016 political season officially began last ...
Shops at Magnolia Marketplace on South Claiborne opened in March.
New retail activity helps New Orleans’ 2016 budget
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After Katrina, shoppers in Orleans Parish looking for groceries, clothes or other essentials were under-served by about 30 percent, Brenda Canada, director of retail attraction and development ...
CIA turns to HBCUs to help diversify the agency
By George E. Curry Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special from George Curry Media) — After commissioning a report highly critical of the Central Intelligence Agency’s efforts to diversify its staff and senior leadership, ...
Fed’s hiring practices are void of diversity
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — U.S. Representative Maxine Waters recently took the federal government’s financial services ...
Blacks and poor want EPA to address environmental racism
By Heather Kathryn Ross Contributing Writer TALLASSEE, Ala. (Special from Earth Justice to George Curry Media) — The first thing you notice is the vultures, says Ronald Smith. They roost everywhere in ...
Social Security: No COLA in 2016
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Social Security Administration has announced there will be no automatic cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries next ...

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