Business

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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I won’t be silenced by solar industry

I won’t be silenced by solar industry

| April 26, 2017

Solar industry wants me to be quiet—I wonder why By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist As a journalist and political commentator, who covers issues important to the African American community and other marginalized communities, I have taken on powerful forces over the years. I have provided a voice for underrepresented communities and engaged both the […]

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CFPB investigations shuts down Experian credit score scam

CFPB investigations shuts down Experian credit score scam

| April 22, 2017

By Kelsey Clayton, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network Manager INDIANAPOLIS—Thanks to complaints from 43,000 consumers around the country—including over 450 from Indiana consumers—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigated and shut down a nationwide credit score scam that tricked Americans out of their hard-earned dollars by marketing and selling credit scores that they claimed were […]

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Spotlight on Raymond H. Merkson, owner of Detroit Detail Locksmith

Spotlight on Raymond H. Merkson, owner of Detroit Detail Locksmith

| April 20, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville      What’s up babies? It pleases me when someone chooses to make Fort Wayne their home that has a good, positive attitude because that’s one thing that help make our community brighter. I say this because this week’s spotlight has done and is doing just that and so, you need to […]

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

| March 2, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It please me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because they’ve been doing superior work for you in our fair city for you many years and that superior work tradition still continues on to this day. So at this time, all we’d like for you to do is […]

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Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

| March 2, 2017

By State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) This session, I’ve authored a measure to encourage renewable energy generation while bringing more fairness and market sensibility to the way privately owned solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by other customers. Let me first say that I support renewable energy and authored the original legislation to […]

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I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

I&M presents United Way of Allen County $50,000 for 211

| February 24, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Michigan Power recently delivered to the United Way of Allen County $50,000 for the United Way 211 service center on behalf of the AEP Foundation. The United Way 211 service center connects individuals with needed resources 24-hours a day, 365 days a year via the 2-1-1 dial code, text or online. Handling more […]

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