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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 ...
Russell Simmons repays RushCard holders
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) – Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life. He’s back at yoga and the hip-hop and ...
Lack of resources stymies Black entrepreneurs
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — What’s holding back African-American entrepreneurs? Centuries-old racial disadvantage not experienced by other minority groups, according to a new study. Only five percent of ...
Ursula Burns will take a new job after Xerox split
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, will step down from her job later this year ...
Who owns that trademark? Names behind some words may surprise you
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service) – When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He ...

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