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By Drew Johnson Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service/NNPA) – Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal

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By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of

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Jobless rate for Black men jumps in April
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – April’s unemployment rate for Black men 20 years old and older jumped to 9.5 percent from 8.7 percent in March, but the reasons for the ...
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Making the music spin in New Orleans
[caption id="attachment_22146" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DJ Chicken[/caption] By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part one of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous, Black New Orleans DJs looked at the careers and accomplishments of deceased ...
Black women-owned firms grew in 2012, but sales didn’t
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The number of businesses owned by Black women grew dramatically from 2007 —the beginning of the Great Recession— through 2012, when it ended.
Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren,
Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs
[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren,[/caption] By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. ...
A 5-year plan to rebuild Black wealth and expand homeownership
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment ...
Troubled homeowners can avoid foreclosure with new mortgage modification program
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number of ...
Companies owned by Black men declined, but sales increased
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The number of Black-male owned businesses with employees declined between 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession, and 2012, the end ...
Head of accreditor for for-profit colleges leaves amid growing scrutiny
By Annie Waldman ProPublica The head of troubled for-profit college watchdog, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, has stepped down, the agency said Monday in a statement.

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