Hopes of ‘Africa Rising’ beset by global downturns

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – This was the year African economies were poised to rise and invest some

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(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The nation’s nonfarm payroll employment added 292,000 jobs in December, resulting in a dramatic drop in unemployment for black

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Blacks are the most victimized by consumer fraud
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Dorothy Pruitt, a 65-year-old African-American woman, said she paid $85,118.03 to Mark Steven Diamond, a Chicago area home repairman ...
Abusive debt collectors target Black consumers
By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According to ...
At Capital One, easy credit and abundant lawsuits
By Paul Kiel ProPublica Editor’s Note: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. Several years ago, Capital One gave Oscar Parsons, 46, his first credit card. At the time, he didn’t ...
Harrah’s still wants to build smoking courtyards after its bid expired
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Harrah’s Casino New Orleans, which was unable to get an exemption from the city’s smoking ban, has watched its revenues decline since restrictions on bars and casinos ...
Oprah buys 10 percent of Weight Watchers International
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — As millions make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, those who choose Weight Watchers will have a celebrity endorsement.
Civil Service staff takes issue with plan to consolidate 911 center dispatchers
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The New Orleans Civil Service Department on Monday came out against a key provision of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s long-stalled proposal to bring the city’s 911 operations under ...
Volkswagen apology ads ignore Black, Latino media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind-eye to consumers ...
Don’t let small-dollar loans ruin your holidays
By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of ...

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