Home-grown Smoothie King gets naming rights to N.O. Arena

When it was time to finally find a company to buy the naming rights of the New Orleans Arena, the owner of the New Orleans

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Banks bid farewell to payday loans

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist More good news keeps coming for consumers in early 2014. On the heels of new mortgage rules that took effect

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Internet Use: Class vs. race, but ‘digital divide’ continues
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — The digital divide between Blacks and whites may be more a function of class than race, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Poorer consumers feared negatively impacted by ‘net neutrality’ ruling
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer ( — A federal court ruling on January 14 striking down “net neutrality” could forever change consumers’ access to the full Internet experience, ob­servers say.
U.S. retirement crisis has ‘racial component’
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study ...
Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of ...
12-year-old launches his own fashion line one bow at a time
By Taki S. Raton Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Milwaukee Courier) — Always impeccably styled in a button down, creased slacks and dress shoes, our talented feature this week ...
Bus line service increases scheduled to begin January 2014
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has announced an increase in bus service started January 5, 2014. The increase comes as part of the recent 2014 budget approval ...
Sluggish employment, economic woes plagued Blacks in 2013
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Stagnation is how economist Dr. Algernon Austin summed up what Black Americans faced in ...
In the United States, recent figures suggest that the wealthiest 10 percent of the population earn an average yearly income of over a million dollars, while the remaining 90 percent brings in just over $30,000. One-tenth of the population controls two-thirds of the country’s economic wealth.
In minimum wage debate, a battle over inequality and job loss
By Ramy Shour Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – In the midst of a nationwide movement for policymakers to raise minimum wages for millions of workers ...

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