New Economic Justice Movement aims to ‘Turbo Charge’ Black wealth in America

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits:

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Congressional maneuver seeks to deny consumers financial satisfaction

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer The song, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” may have been recorded decades ago first by Otis Redding and later by

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Even more civil rights and consumer protection rollbacks sought
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad ...
Consumer knowledge of credit scoring drops over past year
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — Sharae Newton (Not her real name), has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college ...
Steep Black homeownership declines in major cities
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing ...
More than 4,000 blacks have been lynched in the U.S.
Google and the Equal Justice Initiative launch website about the lynching of African Americans
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit organization that challenges poverty and racial injustice, has launched in partnership with Google ...
Essence Music Festival offers free ticket to LA residents
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans, LA – Essence Fest fans who are looking to stretch their concert dollars this year may be in luck. Essence Fest announced that it is ...
Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos
Afro-Latinas take to the road to talk hair care and heritage
[caption id="attachment_25674" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos. | Photo by Prinsey Walker[/caption] By Prinsey Walker Contributing Writer Ada Rojas ...
Trade Public Belt for Riverfront Park at River Garden and Esplanade Ave.
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stands on the verge of a political victory that would enjoy bi-racial, citywide support, a welcome change in the wake of the ...
We have food deserts because we’ve deserted our own stores
By James Clingman Columnist Why do we have Food Deserts? One reason is that we have deserted our own stores. Instead of taking care of ourselves, we complain ...

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