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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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Frank Bow of Ohio

Republican congressman from Ohio, Frank Bow, proposed 5 percent cuts in most appropriation bills ...

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Ending violence against women

This issue of violence against women needs much greater attention and we must realize that it is not only a domestic issue ...

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Power at your fingertips

[caption id="attachment_10069" align="alignleft" width="144"] Cheryl Pearson-McNeil[/caption] Power at your fingertips By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil       Did you know that tens of thousands of new products are introduced to consumer markets around the world every year? It could be a new flavor of ice cream, a fancy new electronic gadget or the latest shade of red lipstick that not only moisturizes, but practica ...

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Republicans advance discredited ‘Entitlement’ lies

Surprisingly, the Republicans’ position is crystal clear: they favor extending special favors to the wealthy at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society ...

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The one trillion dollar lie

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie ...

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Black American’s never-ending challenge

late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land ...

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Mrs. Rosa Parks – before and after the bus

Rosa Parks tells us there’s always something we can do. She tells us that we all have responsibilities, to ourselves and to one another. She reminds us that this is how change happens — not mainly through the exploits of the famous and the powerful, but through the countless acts of often anonymous courage and kindness and fellow feeling and responsibility that continually, stubbornly, expand our conception ...

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Statement on first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Statement on first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death ...

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