From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack Movement is real

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad. Late last

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Entergy New Orleans to host public info sessions on proposed power plant

Entergy New Orleans will host two information sessions, next week, to “keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city,” according to a

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U.S. Senators demand study on federal advertising in Black-owned media
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it ...
Mortgage officials sentenced to federal prison and fined for fraud
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Perpetrators in a mortgage fraud scheme that targeted Black consumers in the Los Angeles area have been sentenced to federal prison and fined. On ...
Professors can make more than a $1K an hour peddling mega-mergers
By Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott ProPublica If the government ends up approving the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger, credit won’t necessarily belong to the executives, bankers, lawyers, and lobbyists pushing for ...
The Black unemployment rate is double what whites experience
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the ...
Hillary Clinton promises to support Black businesses
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has promised to specifically undergird Black-owned businesses if elected. It is a promise long-awaited by activists who have ...
New Orleans attracts first, non-stop European flights in decades
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer It’s been 34 years since New Orleans had nonstop, commercial flights to Europe. But next spring British Airways starts a direct route from the Crescent City to ...
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Port of New Orleans will cater to Cuba as trade rules ease
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Nearly two years ago, President Barack Obama announced that relations with Cuba would be normalized. A 1962 trade embargo remains in effect, but after an easing of ...
Civil rights leaders and lawmakers say court is wrong to weaken CFPB
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer After returning billions of dollars in restitution that helped more than 25 million consumers plagued with financial struggles, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was dealt a ...

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