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Public money in private ventures? We taxpayers want to look at the books

It is time to stop, look at the books and reform our system of economic development incentives. With increased transparency, taxpayers will have an opportunity to oversee our investments, to advocate these programs’ expansion or call for their repeal. ...

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Keep Section voting rights Act 5

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires jurisdictions with a history of voting ...

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The rich are treated differently

But, as we know, the rich and institutions they control are treated differently ...

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America’s racial wealth gap triples over 25 Years

After Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Policies traced 1,700 working Americans households over 25 years, the researchers found that the wealth gap between White and Black families nearly tripled, increasing from $85,000 in 1984 to $236,500 in 2009. ...

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More wealthy Black people than you know

There is another group of Black folks we should be cognizant of when it comes to wealth: Africans ...

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Time for Blacks to turn from Democrats

Isn’t it time Black Americans turned the page on their political preferences ...

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President Obama breaks bread with house and Senate Republicans

Finally some of the Republicans think the President is ready to come to the table and try to understand their positions ...

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Onion’s apology is not accepted

Excuse me! Blessedly hundreds of people shared their outrage in the electronic media so forcefully that the Onion’s CEO, Steve Hannah, apologized ...

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Car-title loans: $3.6 billion in interest paid on $1.6 billion in loans

According to new joint research report by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the average car-title loan of $951 winds up costing the typical borrower $2,142 in interest. Nationwide, 7,730 car-title lenders in 21 states reap $3.6 billion in interest on loans valued at only $1.6 billion ...

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