Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees

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McDonald’s arches are no longer golden for Black CEO

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News Today) – The Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain,

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A small business solution to shrinking workforce – hire seniors
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from Yahoo Small Business/New America Media) – As the U.S. economy heats up and successful companies consider expansion and new hiring, competition for reliable, ...
National Bankers Association President Michael Grant, U.S. Black Chambers Inc. President Ron Busby, and A.M.E. board member, Rev. Jonathan Weaver discuss a new plan for economic development through the Black Church.
AME Church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ...
Black Men Run launches the first mobile running/fitness app conceived, designed and developed by African Americans
( – The release of the Black Men Run running app for the iPhone in the Apple AppStore is a groundbreaking moment for not only fitness, but also ...
NOLA Foods, a brand that is sizzling hot these days
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer While many of us are asleep. Chef Scott is making chocolate pralines! If you follow NOLA Foods on social media, at any time of the day or night, ...
Renette Dallas got a hand from several of her employees last week during a four-day customer demonstration of her product, Life by Dallas Popcorn, at a Lanham, Maryland, Costco store. Photo by Avis Thomas-Lester/The Washington Informer
Black entrepreneur gets things popping with Whole Foods and Costco stores
By D. Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Popcorn has become one of America’s favorite snack foods. And with a little ingenuity and a lot ...
For a Cuban smuggler, it’s still business as usual
By Louis Nevaer Contributing Writer HAVANA (Special from New America Meida) – Cubana Airlines flight 154 departs Havana at 12:50 a.m., arriving in Cancun, Mexico less than an hour later. It ...
St. Claude Ave. showing promise for economic, community development
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Creative enterprise along St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans’ St. Roch community is benefiting for-profit and nonprofit entities alike, while also creating economic opportunities for individuals ...
CFPB tackles medical debt affecting 43M consumers
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Anyone who has been to an emergency room, out-patient clinic or undergone a series of medical tests knows how it feels to receive confusing bills from providers ...

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