Louisiana ranks in top 10 for first quarter clean energy jobs

By April Siese Contributing Writer Louisiana ranks in the top ten of clean energy job announcements for the first quarter of the year, according to

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N.O. awaits boost in economy from Chaquita’s relocating

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Chiquita International Brands plans to move import and export activities back to New Orleans after leaving the city 40 years

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The difficult math of inequality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been ...
AARP names Jo Ann Jenkins as its CEO
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – AARP Inc.’s 22-member board of directors announced on Wednesday that it has selected Jo Ann Jenkins as its ...
Black unemployment dips to five-year low
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 11.6 percent in April, the lowest mark since President Barack Obama took his office in January 2009, ...
Fracking plan creates water worries in St. Tammany
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer St. Tammany Councilman Jacob Groby, III says drinking water could be threatened if Helis Oil & Gas Co., LLC is allowed to hydraulically fracture 960 acres ...
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Jewel of Treme ready to take center stage in community
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Before New Orleans native Phyllis Montana- LeBlanc was featured in the (HBO’s) “When the Levees Broke” or the series “Tremé,” many of her first movie memories took ...
Largest property preservation firm in U.S. charged with discrimination
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The National Fair Housing Alliance filed a racial discrimination complaint April 8 against the largest property preservation firm in the country, following an investigation by the Greater ...
NBA President/CEO Michael Grant and NBA Chairman Doyle Mitchell award U. S. Treasury Department retiree Donna Gambrell, for her work to strengthen Black-owned banks. During her 37 years, "she was a shining example of a civil servant who took her job extremely seriously," said Grant.  Photo by Rodney Minor/NBA
Blacks should be ‘almost religious’ about supporting Black businesses
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — National Bankers Association (NBA) President/CEO Michael Grant says mutual support among Black businesses and consumers must become an “almost religious” culture in America ...
Blacks locked out of housing market
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the housing market recovers a new report by the Urban Institute shows that Black borrowers “have been disproportionately shut out of the ...

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