Experts: Talk now about drastic changes, or deal with coastal crisis later

By Bob Marshall The Lens The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north to Port Sulphur or English Turn and communities south of

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Governments cracking down on fraudulent mortgage practices

By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – City, state and federal agencies have been stepping up efforts to stamp out fraudulent

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Colleges flush with cash saddle poorest students with debt
By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt. New ...
Wealthy Blacks fare worse than whites after heart attack, says study
(Special from HealthDay News and NorthStar News Today) —Higher-earning Black Americans seem to die sooner after a heart attack than whites, according to researchers who say they’ve uncovered a new ...
La. Weekly reaches milestone, celebrates 90th anniversary
This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, celebrates its 90th year of ...
Black youth get summer jobs boost
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – quick payday Black youth experienced bigger employment gains over the summer than white and Hispanic youth, according to analyses by Valerie Wilson ...
Black jobless rate climbs
The August unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for a seven-year low, but the jobless rate for African Americans went in the opposite direction, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported ...
U. S. Black Chambers President/CEO Ron Busby signs Memorandum of Understanding with NAMAD President Damon Lester. Marc Bland, IHS vice president of diversity and inclusion, looks on.
U.S. Black Chambers presses auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer African Americans projected to spend $24 Billion on Automobile Industry this year ( — This year alone, African Americans are projected to spend as much as $24 ...
U.S. Dept of Commerce announces $2.1M investment in resiliency projects
By David T. Baker Associate Editor The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced last week that it will continue to support recovery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, dedicating $2.1 million ...
More Blacks receive denials than access to home mortgages
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Last week in Houston, the nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association held its 68th annual convention. Founded in July 1947, the National Association ...

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