New website aims to help people short on cash find reputable help

By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (New America Media) — When people lack credit and need quick cash to make ends meet, they often end up

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DeVry University students to benefit from $100M FTC settlement

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the third time in two years, a large for-profit college has faced charges of defrauding its students. This time

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Bias hinders diversity in hiring for environmental organizations
By Anthony Advincula Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people ...
EPA concludes fracking a threat to U.S. water supplies
By Patrick G. Lee ProPublica Starting in 2008, ProPublica published stories that found hydraulic fracking had damaged drinking water supplies across the country. The reporting examined how fracking in some cases had ...
From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack Movement is real
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad. Late last month, Essence magazine noted that after ...
Entergy New Orleans to host public info sessions on proposed power plant
Entergy New Orleans will host two information sessions, next week, to "keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city," according to a media alert the organization issued. ...
U.S. Senators demand study on federal advertising in Black-owned media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it ...
Mortgage officials sentenced to federal prison and fined for fraud
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Perpetrators in a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted Black consumers in the Los Angeles area have been sentenced to federal prison and fined. On ...
Professors can make more than a $1K an hour peddling mega-mergers
By Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott ProPublica If the government ends up approving the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger, credit won’t necessarily belong to the executives, bankers, lawyers, and lobbyists pushing for ...
The Black unemployment rate is double what whites experience
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the ...

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