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Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than whites

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher

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For-profit colleges target people of color

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible

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Plans to use waste from sugarcane crystallize in Lafourche
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You’ve driven down Highway 90 and passed fields of cane around Raceland, 40 miles southwest of New Orleans in Lafourche Parish. Plans are to use the bagasse ...
Raising minimum wages wound be benefit economy
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to ...
Marvin Ellison picked as next President/CEO of JCPenney
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News) – The Board of Directors of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. announced earlier this month the appointment of ...
Capital One announces Bayou Classic business challenge
New Orleans, LA - Capital One Bank announced this week its Capital One Bank Bayou Classic Business Plan competition, which it hopes will help small businesses in Louisiana grow and ...
Proposed LNG exports raise coastal concerns
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana has been called Dubai and also Qatar on the Bayou because of its extensive oil-and-gas production and processing activities. Planned export terminals for liquified natural gas ...
Black men show slight job gains
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August ...
For oil and gas companies, rigging seems to involve wages, too
By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers—men and women often performing high-risk jobs—are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring ...
Southern University System approves SUNO nursing program
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has approved Southern University at New Orleans’ Letter of Intent to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN). The new program ...

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