Business

Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

Black auto buyers get raw deal, not fair deal

| September 29, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, more than 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. After most automobile purchases, […]

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Wages up for black men, down for black women

Wages up for black men, down for black women

| September 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black-white income gap narrowed in 2013 with black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for blacks rose $793, an […]

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Data company settles federal job-discrimination case

| September 26, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to more than 3,600 minorities nationwide, the Department of Labor announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement, Westat will pay a total of $1.5 million in back wages and […]

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

| September 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, […]

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Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

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America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—V.M.L.E. Provision in collaboration with the RHITE Company LLC is scheduled to present a FREE Career Development Computer Training Program at the McMillen Community Center, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road. Classes for the 12-week course are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Dec. 19 at the center. […]

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Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jermaine Lamar Walker, was born on March 5, 1974 to Mary A. Walker and John T. Adams in Fort Wayne, was called home July 30, 2014. At the age of 40. Jermaine accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, (under leadership of the late Pastor James Hall Sr.) joining the family of Grace […]

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Fort Wayne Black Chamber to host summit

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept 13 at the Ivy Tech/Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing. Organizers say the Summit is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of practical information and opportunities to interact with […]

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Community Foundation welcomes new employee

Community Foundation welcomes new employee

| August 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE– The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is happy to announce the addition of Marva Crawford as the new receptionist. Crawford comes to the foundation with 30 years of service in the medical field, including medical technology, patient accounts and service. She has previously worked at Parkview Occupational Health and Three Rivers Dermatology. In […]

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