Black unemployment dips to 10.3 percent

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell slightly from 10.4 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January

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TMS fracking slows as operators watch oil prices

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer When crude oil prices sank this winter, companies scaled back fracking plans in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, running from

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Apple shares pie with minority-owned firms
When Apple sold $6.5 billion in bonds recently, the technology giant did something else behind the scenes that has created a buzz in Silicon Valley: It selected two minority financial ...
Dexter and Djenane Bartholomew own seven Golden Corral franchises, with five in Kentucky and two in New Jersey. The couple has been married for 17 years and sponsors several community youth organizations at their home in New Jersey. Djenane, who is a registered nurse, also volunteers at a mobile clinic each year on a trip to her native Haiti.
Don’t take away the ladder to success for aspiring minority small business owners
By Djenane Bartholomew Guest Writer Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families. It’s a lot of responsibility but above all a ...
Study: Women, minorities pay higher effective social security rate
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Improving retirement security was among the many proposals in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message on Tuesday. But advocates ...
Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest ...
McDonald’s arches are no longer golden for Black CEO
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News Today) – The Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, announced on Wednesday that Don Thompson, the ...
A small business solution to shrinking workforce – hire seniors
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from Yahoo Small Business/New America Media) – As the U.S. economy heats up and successful companies consider expansion and new hiring, competition for reliable, ...
National Bankers Association President Michael Grant, U.S. Black Chambers Inc. President Ron Busby, and A.M.E. board member, Rev. Jonathan Weaver discuss a new plan for economic development through the Black Church.
AME Church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ...
Black Men Run launches the first mobile running/fitness app conceived, designed and developed by African Americans
( – The release of the Black Men Run running app for the iPhone in the Apple AppStore is a groundbreaking moment for not only fitness, but also ...

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