High unemployment and low wages in the Black community affect everything

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from North­Star­ — Fifty years after Title VII of the 1964 Civil

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Valerie Wilson, the director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) speaks jobs and the economy in the Black community during an event at EPI. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire)

Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time

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Blacks lag in accessing high-speed Internet
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity ...
Black families must focus on asset building
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist As the wealthy few continue to prosper, the rest of the nation is caught in a financial tug-of-war between stagnant wages and a rising cost of ...
Green Tree must pay $63M for mistreating borrowers
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Consumers harmed by Green Tree Servicing, LLC, a major mortgage servicer, won an important victory. Joint enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the ...
Walter Umrani patronizing Ray Brown, Jr. Cleaners in New Orleans.
Supporting our own and circulating the black dollar
By Rhodesia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – On a recent Saturday, organizers and over a dozen participants met at the Black-owned Half Shell Restaurant at ...
Uber operates in Orleans but is voted down in Jeff Parish
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The New Orleans City Council paved the way for ride-booking services like UberX and ride-sharing endeavors like Lyft in early April, giving passengers more options. Jefferson Parish ...
‘Right-to-work’ laws depress union and non-union wages
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Des­pite what the defenders of “right-to-work” laws claim, those policies offer less protection for employees and depress the wages of non-union and union ...
Local businesses primed to capitalize on healthcare, bioscience in city
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer With the growing emergence of healthcare and bioscience companies in New Orleans’ BioDistrict, including the newly constructed University Medical Center slated to open in August, opportunities for ...
Black women face pay gap
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar white men made in 2013, according to a new report by ...

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