Real cash & questionable school degrees: Protecting diploma seekers

By George White Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Federal law enforcement agencies and their state-based watchdog partners are stepping up efforts to protect the

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NUL threatens to sue UN over alleged copyright infringement

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The National Urban League (NUL), among the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, has launched a heated legal

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Increased mobile phone use by Blacks fuels new economic justice controversy
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — It is a rare conversation in Black America. Phrases like “sponsored data” and “zero-rated programs” and “free data” are simply not bread and butter ...
Seniors working hard for their money: 10M, many ethnic, in tough jobs
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – A new study estimates that “10.2 million workers ages 58 and older (43.8 percent) were employed either in physically demanding jobs ...
Rep. Norton seeks to reduce Black youth unemployment
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) – The employment picture remains grim for teenagers and young adults and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that youth ...
Florida leads the nation for identify theft
By Andrea Robinson Contributing Writer (Special from The Miami Times and New America Media) – The phone rings, and on the other end is an IRS agent who menacingly warns that the ...
FDIC deserves applause, not criticism
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Every tax season, consumers across the country hope that when their returns are completed a refund will soon be on the way. Consumers that qualify ...
State attorneys general, FTC challenge for-profit colleges on jobs and earnings
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its ...
Labor Department fines popular boudin stop for shorting workers
By Eric Craig Contributing Writer They not only cooked boudin, but cooked the books. William “Billy” Frey, II’s boudin enterprise shorted its workers overtime pay in order to increase its profits. That’s ...
5 things you should know about the FCC’s proposed privacy rules
By Julia Angwin ProPublica Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission proposed new privacy rules for Internet providers. The proposal was immediately praised by privacy advocates as “a major step forward” and ...

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