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Economic activists support ‘Buy Black’ movement

The racial wealth gap is a growing trend that continues to grow each year for Black people. The Institute of Policy Studies found that the average Black family would need 228 years to build the same wealth as White families.

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Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African American Women

Hidden Figures is a drama that reveals an important part of American history as it focuses on the historic achievements of three African American women – scientist Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji Henson),

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Black women’s coalition chapter reestablishes in Dallas

Men are often shown as the face of most Black movements in history, but women have always played a huge role in creating change in the African American community.

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Dallas County celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition will be held Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, located at 1925 Elm St. Incorporating ideals from Dr. Martin Luther King’s writings and speeches, eight fourth-

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Students can DART to DCCCD free

Starting this month, Dallas County Community College District students – whether they are taking credit or continuing education classes – will be able to use their free DART Student GoPass for classes and travel around town.

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Report details national impact of Affordable Care Act

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of national and state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans in the last six years.

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Letter from the president

Looking back on the past eight years, President Barack Obama asked each member of his Cabinet to write an Exit Memo on the progress they’ve made, their vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to achieve that vision. The following is a letter from the president to the American people, which will accompany the Cabinet Exit Memos, all of which can be found at go.wh.gov/cabinetinreview.

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The state of the Affordable Care Act

As we enter a new year with a new Congress, many Americans have begun reflecting on how their families will be affected by legislation that could possibly impact their access to health coverage.

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The power of uncertainty about everything

When the president-elect was running for office, he frequently said something to the effect that he didn’t want everybody to know what he would do in certain situations or how he was thinking.

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Black business owners, take care of your business!

I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.”

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Consumers who paid to see credit scores to receive over $17 million

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Affected consumers can expect to receive notification letters in the mail.

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Weight loss in the new year

The holidays are behind us, and now the work begins to make good on those resolutions to lose weight.

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Grab your fast, go healthy this new year

Too much holiday cheer? Fatty foods, sweet treats, alcoholic drinks? Fear not. The new year is your chance to hit the reset button and go healthy. One way to do that is to try a fast.

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Five ways to protect your family in 2017

Protecting your family and loved ones is one of your most important responsibilities. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that affect your loved ones’ safety.

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Tips for a clear path to financial fitness in 2017

If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you’re not alone.

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Shayna Rattler presents funding business success

For many new business owners that have learned to turn their passion into products or services, spent months of business planning, pricing and creating, the next hurdle may be financing.

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Five super tips on how to succeed in 2017

African Americans make up less than 5 percent of the lawyers in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Fair lending to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s top priority in 2017

As we settle into a new year, fair lending will be the priority for the nation’s consumer financial cop on the beat. Mortgage and student loan servicing along with redlining and small business lending will be a triple-focus in 2017 for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Tax time! Support Black-owned tax preparation businesses

Having written many articles on what takes place from January through April, each year, relative to our tax payments and refunds, I understand that we need reinforcement and repetition on certain issues.

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Fighting the feeling of hopelessness, helplessness

In a recent program on CNN, Lisa Ling, who hosts This is Life, interviewed people who were addicted to drugs. Some were Black, others White, but all had the same struggle.

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