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Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at historic building

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at historic building ...

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New guidelines address school discipline disparities

New guidelines address school discipline disparities ...

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White house seeks to help expand education opportunity

White house seeks to help expand education opportunity ...

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The Timmonsville Whirlwinds :A story of overcoming

The Timmonsville Whirlwinds :A story of overcoming ...

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U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component’ U.S. RETIREMENT Nari Rhee, author of “Race and Retirement Security in the United States

By Jazelle Hunt WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS), Working-age households contain residents  25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets trail similarly situated Whites.  Among the 38.3 percent of Black househol ...

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Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent

By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking.      According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11 ...

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Meet Britain’s first Black marchioness

Emma McQuiston is about to make history. She is about to become Britain’s first Black marchioness, which is one step below a duchess. McQuiston currently holds the title of Viscountess Weymouth. McQuiston recently had an elaborate fairy tale wedding to Ceawlin Thynn. The wedding included 355 guests, a wait staff of almost 200 and a magician. Ceawlin Thynn is a British businessman and the second child of Ale ...

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First Lady To Celebrate 50th Birthday Friday

WASHINGTON — Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama (pictured) exuberantly describes herself as “50 and fabulous.” She’s celebrating already and a big birthday bash is in the works. The nation’s first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, she feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama‘s days as a candidate are over. “That layer is gone now. It gives me a little mor ...

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2013: The year of the intern

2013: The year of the intern ...

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