AARP names Jo Ann Jenkins as its CEO

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – AARP Inc.’s 22-member board of directors announced on Wednesday that it

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Black unemployment dips to five-year low

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 11.6 percent in April, the lowest mark since President Barack

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Fracking plan creates water worries in St. Tammany
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer St. Tammany Councilman Jacob Groby, III says drinking water could be threatened if Helis Oil & Gas Co., LLC is allowed to hydraulically fracture 960 acres ...
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Jewel of Treme ready to take center stage in community
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Before New Orleans native Phyllis Montana- LeBlanc was featured in the (HBO’s) “When the Levees Broke” or the series “Tremé,” many of her first movie memories took ...
Largest property preservation firm in U.S. charged with discrimination
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The National Fair Housing Alliance filed a racial discrimination complaint April 8 against the largest property preservation firm in the country, following an investigation by the Greater ...
NBA President/CEO Michael Grant and NBA Chairman Doyle Mitchell award U. S. Treasury Department retiree Donna Gambrell, for her work to strengthen Black-owned banks. During her 37 years, "she was a shining example of a civil servant who took her job extremely seriously," said Grant.  Photo by Rodney Minor/NBA
Blacks should be ‘almost religious’ about supporting Black businesses
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — National Bankers Association (NBA) President/CEO Michael Grant says mutual support among Black businesses and consumers must become an “almost religious” culture in America ...
Blacks locked out of housing market
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the housing market recovers a new report by the Urban Institute shows that Black borrowers “have been disproportionately shut out of the ...
PowerMoves.NOLA to aid minority entrepreneurs
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans has proven increasingly friendly to entrepreneurs. A new startup, PowerMoves.NOLA, hopes to make the city a hub for minority entrepreneurs. ...
Louisiana’s shrinking shoreline eyed at coastal gathering
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Speakers at last week’s State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center balanced grim projections for Louisiana’s low-lying areas with possible ...
Future of children’s health insurance program (CHIP) put into question
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The 2015 expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has advocates asking Congressional leaders to commit to funding the program beyond the expiration date. CHIP, which provides ...

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