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Local food affair raises funds to support local farmers

By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer In a city where cuisine is king and supporting local communities and businesses is a way of life, there may

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Eastern New Orleans – Barren of retail diversity, to get another Dollar outlet

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Dollar stores are popping up like mushrooms, and New Orleans East has a dozen of them, with six along Chef

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Even with advanced degrees, Black women earn less than white men
By Bria Nicole Stone Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what white men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make ...
New financial center aims to close racial wealth gap
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated seven million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a ...
$36 billion may be low estimate for growing elder fraud
By Kelli B. Grant Contributing Writer (Special from CNBC/New America Media) – Fraud is becoming a bigger threat to your retirement security — even if you think you’re too sharp to fall ...
Development and disasters — A deadly combination well beyond Houston
By Andrew Revkin ProPublica The consequences of Houston’s historic inundation, in deaths and dollars, are nowhere near fully tallied. Indeed, the economic costs — which will include everything from thousands of ruined ...
Port of New Orleans wants to clean up its brownfields
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Polluted sites with vacant or falling structures along the Industrial Canal, including one in New Orleans East and others in the Florida Avenue Turning Basin in the ...
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Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has joined with the other governors of Southeastern states targeted for offshore drilling and said he opposes ...
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New Orleans East is capitalizing on water, music and views
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A revival on the New Orleans East waterfront is rippling from the Lakefront Airport and a nearby complex planned by Tipitina’s owners Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski ...
President Obama’s policies still drive economic growth
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate ...

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