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Why Is the African American Financial Experience Different?

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Valerie Coleman Morris is an Emmy award winning journalist, reporter, professor and author who formerly appeared as Business Anchor for CNN domestic and international. During her time at CNN, Morris reported on Personal Finance Issues during her daily segment called ‘Smart Assets.’ She joined CNN in 1996 after starting the nationally syndicated radio column “With the Family In Mind, which she writes and narrates and serving as the first African…

Dr. Boyce:  George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

Dr. Boyce: George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins We sometimes think that the greatest enemies of black males are men like George Zimmerman.  But honestly, I don’t agree.   Sometimes, the greatest enemies to black male survival and success can be other black men.  There are some men who are so misguided in their thinking that they seek to harm the spirit and potential of their brother, infecting them with the mental illness that…

LAPD Will Reopen the Case Which Led to Chris Dorner Being Fired

LAPD Will Reopen the Case Which Led to Chris Dorner Being Fired

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Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department Officer who is now on the run, has shaken the world with a riveting manifesto revealing many of the inner workings of the LAPD.   The allegations of serious misconduct have led to calls for the LAPD to investigate the matter more deeply.  Suspicions were further heightened when a 71-year old woman had her truck riddled with bullets because it was mistaken…

Hip-Hop artist Nas sat down with the writers for Huck Magazine to discuss his greatest fear and regrets.

Nas Reveals His Greatest Fear, Says He Should Be More Involved In the Community

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In a recent interview with Huck Magazine, hip-hop artist Nas discussed his greatest fear, living life without regrets, and black male imprisonment. Read the full interview here: http://www.huckmagazine.com/features/nas/. On Living Life Without Regrets:  No, I don’t have any regrets. The way we live is no regrets. Everything is a learning experience and your mistakes, when you go back to look at them, are just moments of being human. Those are my reference…

Dr. Julianne Malveaux: The (Wal-Mart) Scam That Stole Thanksgiving

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux  When I think of Thanksgiving Day, I think of family, gathered around a table that groans with turkey and dressing, green beans and candied yams, mac and cheese or whipped potatoes, and lots of other goodies.  I look forward to seeing folks I haven’t seen in awhile, savor the food and fellowship, bring in the late evening over coffee and pie.  Nobody is rushing out to…