President Obama’s policies still drive economic growth

By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5

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Ben Carson, HUD Secty., visits former N.O. housing developments

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Brain surgeon-turned-Trump administration head of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson, toured two of New Orleans’ revamped

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Report: The changing workplace presents both an opportunity and a risk for Blacks
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank for Black elected officials, recently released a report ...
Amazon/Whole Foods deal concerns CBC
(Special from NorthstarNews Today) — Online retailer’s agreement to buy Whole Foods Market, the upscale grocery chain, for $13.4 billion has some members of the Congressional Black Caucus concerned ...
Student loan complaints up a record 325 percent over last year, says CFPB
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer As students and their families begin preparing for another school year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is reporting a record increase over the past year in ...
New Economic Justice Movement aims to ‘Turbo Charge’ Black wealth in America
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits:
Congressional maneuver seeks to deny consumers financial satisfaction
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer The song, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” may have been recorded decades ago first by Otis Redding and later by the Rolling Stones, but its message is ...
Even more civil rights and consumer protection rollbacks sought
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad ...
Consumer knowledge of credit scoring drops over past year
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — Sharae Newton (Not her real name), has made many mistakes that damaged her credit score. They include running up debt as a college ...
Steep Black homeownership declines in major cities
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, State of the Nation’s Housing ...

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