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Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

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*A recent letter from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with a controversial appointment, have together triggered reactions that do not bode well for the 44 million consumers who together share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt. Debt levels in 2017 are more than double what it was in […]

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Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

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*Civil rights leaders and Capitol Hill lawmakers are standing up and speaking out against a recent Department of Education (DOE) decision to sever its working relationship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In separate and independent actions Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and staff are being challenged and corrected as to its understanding of a […]

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BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

BeBe Winans’ Points to Unconditional Love in ‘Born for This’ Stage Play

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept coming. And after a while, caller ID showed a missed connection — from a cousin, and then from his mom so he knew something was wrong, and he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. He […]

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BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

BeBe Winans’ ‘Born for This’ Stage Play Marks Unconditional Love

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*He ignored multiple phones calls while eating at a restaurant and spending time with his son. But the calls kept buzzing. After a while, when his caller ID showed a missed connection from first a cousin, and then from his mom he knew something was up, so he answered. “Have you heard?” his mom said. […]

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More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

More Civil Rights and Consumer Protection Rollbacks Sought

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*When Barack Obama completed his two terms as America’s President, his legacy was punctuated by two key policy reforms: health care and consumer protection. Although broad news headlines chronicle multiple developments in attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, efforts to roll back consumer protections are just as determined and dangerous. Only July 12, a […]

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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal $6 Billion HUD Funding Cut

Charlene Crowell: White House Budget Blueprint Forewarns Fatal Billion HUD Funding Cut

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*Proposed budget cuts — From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children are raised and memorable moments dwell. It’s also where many people rest, […]

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TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Featuring Lenny Williams Premieres Jan. 25

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Featuring Lenny Williams Premieres Jan. 25

*TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series “Unsung” continues with a feature on the soulful R&B crooner Lenny Williams on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Insights from family and friends are provided by MC Hammer, David E. Talbert, Lionel Bea, Larry Graham and Comedian Luenell. With a soulful sound unmatched by anyone in the […]

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EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

By Billie Jordan * Motown alumni — Their very presence spawned a feeling of magic; the power source still flickering in its winter years, at the “9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest.” In their hearts and minds lied the wisdom of decades, and a phenomenal world history in music. They’d seen the changing of eras since the 1960s; experienced […]

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Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

Mortgage Denials Persist for Black America

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*In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities”. Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to Blacks and Latinos. Yet today, according to Richard Rothstein, a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute, the inner city experience does not encompass all of […]

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