Video visits lead troubling trend in prison technology

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How Trump could kill a plan to get you overtime pay
By Justin Elliott ProPublica Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too ...
Google Fiber’s war on African-American communities
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer ( — Google has long been seen as a visionary company, one that has ushered in a host of innovations that have transformed the way people live ...
Comcast accepting proposals for two new African American-owned independent networks
( —Comcast Cable has announced it is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American-owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets by January 2019. ...
CBC places Blacks in power on Capitol Hill
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — This past December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released a devastating report on staff ...
Facebook doesn’t tell users everything it really knows about them
By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu ProPublica Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently ...
FHA lending violations lead to $93 million fine
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — A 2011 case that was filed in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court led to a 5-week trial in Houston and a unanimous jury decision ...
New website aims to help people short on cash find reputable help
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (New America Media) — When people lack credit and need quick cash to make ends meet, they often end up turning to sources like ...
DeVry University students to benefit from $100M FTC settlement
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the third time in two years, a large for-profit college has faced charges of defrauding its students. This time the charges stem from promises of jobs ...

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