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Future of the ACA: Obamacare still faces uncertainty, opposition

The March 31, deadline for uninsured Americans to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act dubbed “Obamacare” has come and gone. But questions about Obama’s signature legislation Full story

Even Jesus had a tax man

Feeling anxious about your tax liability now that your taxes have been submitted? The Bible has many references to taxes that will sound strangely relevant at this time of year Full story


Buick puts it money behind Black student achievers

After attending a prestigious, predominately White private school, Ty’Quish Keyes yearned for a new cultural and educational experience. Keyes’ mother pushed him to excel Full story


Pope tackles human trafficking

our women who were forced into sex slavery and later freed met last week with Pope Francis at an international conference on human trafficking held at the Vatican to combat what the pontiff called a “crime against humanity.” Full story


Acceptance by eight ‘Ivies’ doesn’t remove race stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. Full story


Bush: Education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’

Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation scandal” that deserves immediate action. Full story


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    What does the right to unionize mean for HBCUs?

    The Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of the College Athletes Players Association, giving scholarship football players at Northwestern University the right to form a union.

  • 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


Personal Finance

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    African diplomats shun Black business owners

    Last week, I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo. At the event promoted as “Reception, Tribute and Discussion for East Africa’s Four New Female Ambassadors ...”

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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