Green Dot purchases Simmons’ RushCard in megadeal

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Every American needs a RushCard — or Green Dot. That’s the mantra of RushCard founder and

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How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming

By Julia Angwin ProPublica Every January, I do a digital tune-up, cleaning up my privacy settings, updating my software and generally trying to upgrade my

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Why Trump’s meetings with CEOs seeking mergers trouble observers
By Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger ProPublica When the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer met now-President Donald Trump earlier this month, eager for a nod of assent for their controversial merger into ...
Video visits lead troubling trend in prison technology
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — You may have seen the commercials during Sunday football games. A little girl doing her homework and being coached through it by a ...
Critics believe Florida Ave. roadway would help St. Bernard at the expense of the 9th Ward
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A Florida Avenue road project, conceived before Katrina, will bring hardship to the Ninth Ward and adjacent areas of New Orleans, while helping neighboring St. Bernard Parish, ...
How Trump could kill a plan to get you overtime pay
By Justin Elliott ProPublica Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too ...
Google Fiber’s war on African-American communities
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer ( — Google has long been seen as a visionary company, one that has ushered in a host of innovations that have transformed the way people live ...
Comcast accepting proposals for two new African American-owned independent networks
( —Comcast Cable has announced it is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American-owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets by January 2019. ...
CBC places Blacks in power on Capitol Hill
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — This past December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released a devastating report on staff ...
Facebook doesn’t tell users everything it really knows about them
By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu ProPublica Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently ...

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