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Oct 24th

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Black-owned Liberty Bank to participate in Treasury Department's Capital Purchase Program

NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) - Liberty Bank customers are about to reap the benefits of a new federally sponsored capital funds program. Liberty Bank, the third-largest African American-owned bank in United States, recently announced that it has received approval to participate in the U.S. Treasury Department’s TARP Capital Purchase Program.
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What immigrants and new citizens should know about social security numbers

Whether you are a new U.S. citizen or a noncitizen with authorization to work in this country, you need to apply for a Social Security card and number in order to work in the United States.


While most American citizens now have Social Security cards issued at birth, a noncitizen applying for his or her first Social Security card or number must prove identity, age and citizenship.
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Looking for work? You may need to break a few rules

Looking for work? You may need to break a few rules

If you are looking for work right now, I am interested in hearing from you. Please write to me with your questions, and let me know how your job search is progressing.

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New data exposes dramatic racial discrimination in U.S. advertising industry

NEW YORK, NY  --- An exhaustive new study of America's advertising industry released last week has found dramatic levels of racial discrimination throughout the industry. Bias against African American professionals was found in pay, hiring, promotions, assignments, and other areas.

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Weigh opportunities on all levels: Title isn’t everything

Weigh opportunities on all levels: Title isn’t everything

Raz lost his job when his company closed two months ago.  Now he has two offers on the table.  One is a management position, which would be a promotion; the other is a lateral move.  Should Raz accept the promotion?  Not necessarily. 

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One family attempts to stimulate economy through 'The Ebony Experiment'

John C. and Maggie Anderson are ready to engage in an experiment that will change their lives. On January 1, 2009, the Andersons launched The Ebony Experiment, a yearlong effort to generate significant economic growth within the Black community. During this time, the Andersons will only support Black-owned businesses and professionals in efforts to motivate other Black consumers to do the same. With a concerted national push, the Andersons look to prove that Black communities can be improved when Black consumers and investors support their own.

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Know your tax exemption, deduction options

Know your tax exemption, deduction options

About the only upside when the cost of living increases is that every year the IRS readjusts personal tax exemptions, standard deduction amounts and retirement account contribution limits. It's not like winning the lottery, but I'll take all the good news I can get.

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