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NC Black jobless rate twice higher

The Black jobless rate in North Carolina is twice higher than that of Whites and Hispanics. ...

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IN DEFENSE OF ASSATA

Group sends letter to President Obama concerning Assata Shakur being declared a terrorist ...

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Blacks underrepresented in immigration debate

The challenge is that the bill disadvantages some immigrants, especially African and Caribbean immigrants, while helping others. ...

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Study prompt calls for policy reforms to eliminate racial wealth gaps

White families’ wealth grew six times that of either that for either Black or Latino families. ...

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Check in mail for wronged mortgage borrowers

Earlier this year, the OCC and the Federal Reserve negotiated a settlement with 13 mortgage servicers. They agreed to pay a total of $3.6 billion in cash payments ranging from $300 to $125,000 to all affected borrowers. ...

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Obesity: What it is, how it hurts you

Millions of Americans and people worldwide are overweight or obese, a condition that puts them at risk for many health problems. ...

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Caffeine can shake up former smokers

Cigarette smokers metabolize caffeine more rapidly than nonsmokers. ...

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Pell Grant changes will slow Black graduation rates

The program, which provides low-income students with financial aid they do not have to repay, was projected to face an $18.3 billion shortfall during 2012-2013 academic year because of an increase in need. ...

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DANIELS HONORED

CFCC art gallery gets new name ...

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Rev. Jesse Jackson says that jails are financially exploiting families of the incarcerated

One of these forms of exploitation that Rev. Jackson notes is the high cost of making a phone call in the Cook County Jail. In Cook County jails, prisoners are charged as much as $15 a call to be in touch with their relatives. ...

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