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Google Bans Payday and Other Predatory Loan Ads

By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, broad-based coalitions at both the state and federal levels have united consumer advocates, labor, clergy, civil rights champions and others in calling for an end to predatory lending. Although 16 states and the District of Columbia effectively ban payday lending, the majority of the nation is still subject to triple-digit interest rates applied to debt trap lendi ...

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Many Veterans Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice – Even in the Face Inequality

I recently saw a sign about our veterans that said, “We honor your sacrifice, remember your service and appreciate our freedoms.” That pretty much sums it up right? We can thank the men and women who serve, fight and sacrifice for this country every single day so that we can have the freedoms that make us the best country in the world. “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his count ...

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Lyin’ Donald is the Biggest Liar

By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist When Senator Ted Cruz was running for president, Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee, enjoyed referring to him as “lyin’ Ted Cruz.”  At one rally, he said, “Lyin’ Ted Cruz – L-y-i-n-dash.” Actually, he should have said “apostrophe” instead of “dash,” but accuracy is not important to Trump. Fact checkers have determined that of all the presiden ...

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Education is the Great Equalizer, Part I

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford “Education is the quintessential way in which people move beyond the circumstances of one’s birth,” Isabel Sawhill. Ms. Sawhill is absolutely correct. For too many years we have been ignoring this fact. Booker T. Washington understood it and preached it throughout the South until his untimely and mysterious death in 1915. He not only stressed that education was essenti ...

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Pat Buchanan Explains White Fears Over Diversity

By George E. Curry Leave it to Pat Buchanan, a former Richard Nixon speechwriter, to summarize why Whites fear an increasingly diverse United States. As MediaMatters documented, he appeared May 5 on NPR’s Morning Edition to rant about America no longer looks like the America of his childhood. NPR Host Rachel Martin pressed him on his views. MARTIN: A decade ago, you wrote in your book, State of Emergency, o ...

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Where Do We Go After All the Hateful Rhetoric

By Julianne Malveaux Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After these eight years in the White House as a “First Daughter,” she now has a chance to enjoy life and pursue some o ...

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History Has Proven That Mothers Have Been the True Backbone of the Black Family

Much like many of you that are reading this column, I cannot begin to express the gratitude, love, admiration and thankfulness I have for my mother, and all of the other mothers in my life. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, an American tradition that was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, according to History.com. According to MothersDayCentral.com, the ancient Egyptians ...

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Troubled Homeowners Can Avoid Foreclosure

By Charlene Crowell Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number of homeowners entering foreclosure has fallen dramatically since the height of the crisis, 434,000 home-owners remained in some stage of foreclosure in February. Serious mortgage delinquency, a key indicator of future foreclosures still affect ...

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The Prince Estate – A Big Mess!

By Harry C. Alford Perhaps one of the greatest entertainers of all time suddenly left us on April 21, 2016. Kay and I were on a plane heading to Los Angeles when it came across the screen. I was in shock and it wasn’t but a few minutes before tears came into my eyes. It was so sad as this guy was supposed to live many more years. But nothing in life is guaranteed. Memories started to float in my head. This ...

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The Fight for What is Possible

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for Mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up with two percent, or 3,077 votes. That’s a miniscule number when compared to the more than 45,000 vote ...

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