The assault on the middle class

By Don Barlett and James Steele Contributing Writers Ed. Note: U.S. Census data released Wednesday revealed troubling poverty figures, with some 46 million Americans—including one

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Grandparents providing more financial support due to economic downturn

Grandparents in the U.S. are increasingly providing vital support for American families and have taken on the role of a financial safety net for their

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Former nurse Ollie Burton, shown last year at age 103 at the Kissito Healthcare's nursing home in Midland, Tex., represents the longevity exception.
Lost decades — Longevity gains decline for Blacks, Latinos and less educated
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special from New America Media) —The longevity gap between “two Americas” has widened since 1990, says a new study. One America is mostly white and well ...
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Local study shows that Orleanians are ‘asset’ poor
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Most Americans are familiar with measuring poverty in terms of dollars and cents, believing that the dividing line between rich and poor is one that separates high ...
Landrieu introduces bill to boost careers of women and minorities
On August 1, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Booster ...
America’s broke priorities
By Wilmer J. Leon III NNPA Columnist On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass asked, “Are the great ...
Grow Gentilly’ small business competition deadline set for July 31
Capital One Bank, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, recently announced the second annual “Grow Gentilly” small business growth plan competition to help small businesses in ...
Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist As we move toward the second instant cash loans wollongong anniversary (July 21) of President Obama signing into law sweeping financial reforms, more commonly referred to as ...
AARP study: Ethnic elders slammed hardest by foreclosures
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer personal loans maximum amount WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from New America Media) —The mortgage crisis has slammed every age group—especially the oldest Americans 75-plus—and has hit Latino and ...
Mexican drug cartels’ stake in the U.S.: One trillion dollars
By Louis Nevaer Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Recent media reports of money laundering activities involving U.S. banks and Mexico’s drug cartels point to a disturbing trend. NAM contributor Louis Nevaer says that ...

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