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Zero-tolerance turns Black students into zeroes

African-American boys and girls are suspended from the nation’s public schools in greater numbers than any other racial and ethnic group even in preschool, according to U.S. Department  Full story

Church wrestles with growing pot support

This year’s Super Bowl was dubbed by some as the “pot bowl,” as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks hail from the two states where fans can soon get marijuana as easily Full story

UNCF: A mind is ‘a wonderful thing to invest in’

For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.” Full story


Working adults plug into online education

Many working adults begin using technology from the moment their alarm clocks go off. From checking emails on a tablet over morning coffee, to sending out social media posts from a smartphone Full story


  • DC residents deserve full citizenship

    D.C. has played a significant role recently as the backdrop to some of TV’s most-riveting shows. From “Scandal” and “House of Cards” to “Homeland,” viewers have been treated to glimpses of the nation’s capital

  • Don’t wait for Obama to fight in November

    Alright, team; here we are again approaching the midterm elections. Having won both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, we have to notice that Obama, who is an excellent campaigner

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    Healthcare signup: time is running out!

    Almost anyone striving to accomplish any significant goal or achievement will tell you that the challenges you face and the effort you dedicate to a successful completion are greatest near or at the end of the task

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    My Brother’s Keeper: a father and business owner’s perspective

    I must admit, being a single father of two Black boys isn’t easy, especially since my wife passed away 12 years ago. From breaking up fights, to discussing college and career choices, I’ve learned


Personal Finance

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    Buying Black is self-help economics

    Margarita “Maggie” Anderson wants to transform “Buy Black” from a leftover 1960s slogan to a modern economic empowerment strategy. And because she has lived it, there is no person better qualified to lead the charge.

  • Not saving for retirement could be costly

    We are at a critical stage in the economy when “more than one-third of workers (36 percent) have a measly $1,000 saved for their later years,” according to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. 

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    NABOB seeks to reverse Black TV ownership losses

    The NABOB has asked the Federal Communications Commission to consider reversing the dismal status of Black TV ownership by modifying the existing terms of Joint Sales Agreements and Shared Services Agreements

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    Using pen power for working people

    During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to use the power of his pen to achieve the policy objectives that Congress continues to block.