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BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Suit

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina today entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination[Read More…]

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Progressive group rallies state legislators

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Burney Simpson Washington, D.C.— Several hundred progressive state legislators met here this month, brought together by a new organization that seeks to influence policy much like their conservative counterparts have done for the last several decades.[Read More…]

National Bankers Association is discussing declining black homeownership

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe The National Bankers Association is tackling declining black homeownership during the organization’s three-day convention which began Monday in Savannah, Georgia. The conference’s theme is, “Promoting sustainable home ownership within in communities of color.”[Read More…]

Businesses add 142,000 jobs in September, and black jobless rate declines

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 142,000 jobs in September, but the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., called the report disappointing. “September’s numbers bring average monthly job creation to 198,000 in 2015,[Read More…]

Businesses add 200,000 jobs in September

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   The nation’s non-farm businesses added 200,000 jobs in September, ADP National Employment Report announced on Wednesday. ADP, which is based in Roseland, N.J., publishes its figures two days before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its[Read More…]

Report: Median Income for Black Households Rises

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe Median income for African-American households rose 3.5 % from 2011 to 2013 as the Great Recession has waned, The Nielsen Company recently reported. “Real median household income increased more among African-American households (+$793)[Read More…]

Big, private universities may attract hookah lounges

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to new research. That may bode well for the long-term[Read More…]

Bank Agrees to Pay Fine

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   M&T Bank Corp., recipient of the highest Community Reinvestment Act compliance rating, has resolved a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center by paying $485,000 and changing certain of its banking practices, according a news release issued[Read More…]

U.S. Black Chamber Pressing Auto Dealers for Fair Return on Black Dollars

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   African-Americans  projected to spend $24 billion on automobile industry this year By Hazel Trice Edney WASHINGTON – This year alone, African-Americans are projected to spend as much as $24 billion on new cars and other vehicles from[Read More…]

Restaurant Serves Hot Chicken with Cold Cash

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Customer returns the money; store manager makes a rude remark multi-million dollar corporation offers $100 gift certificate as a reward for his honesty By Jeremy Lazarus Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free[Read More…]