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  • Cutting the Deficit May Mean Cutting the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

    The mortgage interest tax deduction introduced in 1913 as part of the Income Tax Act is on the reform chopping block. Last week the President's Deficit Reduction Commission released preliminary recommendation, and one of its provisions called for dramati...
  • With No More Cotton to Pick, What Will American do with 36 Million Black People?

    What will America do with 36 million Black Americans now that there is no more cotton to pick? Even in states like Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, Black people are not involved in the planting, growing or harvesting of cotton. This is now done by White ...
  • First Kwanzaa Song to Receive Airplay on Major Market Radio Stations

    Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) -- The commercial jingle writer who composed the "Yes We Can" jingle for President Barack Obama has composed the "The Kwanzaa Song" which is set to receive airplay on Chicago radio stations. Kwanzaa which begins December 26th,...
  • Government Performance and Results Modernization Act to Become Law

    Rep. Schiff Co-Sponsors Bill Along with Fellow Blue Dog Members Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed H.R. 2142, the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, clearing the bill for the Presi...
  • SBA Unveils New Website and Launches SBA Direct - A New Tool Delivering Personalized and Targeted Resources

    SBA.gov Demonstrates Agency's Commitment to Transformation – Giving Small Business Owners Quick and Easy Access to the Resources They Need to Succeed and Create Jobs WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's mission to ensure ...
  • Brown Reaches Settlement With Wells Fargo Worth More Than $2 Billion to Californians With Risky Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

    LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that Wells Fargo has agreed to provide loan modifications worth more than $2 billion to thousands of California homeowners with "pick-a-pay" loans and to pay an additional $32 million to t...
  • Barbara Lee Statement on Senate Failure to Pass the DREAM Act

    Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) released this statement following the defeat of the DREAM Act by Senate Republicans. This legislation would have offered a path to legalization to immigrant minors who were brought to our count...
  • Seeds From the Sower

    A golfer had lost his ball, and he turned to his caddie, shouting angrily, "Why didn't you watch where it went?" "Sir," said the boy, "it don't usually go anywhere, so it took me by surprise." How like a lot of church members! But the Bible tells us wh...
  • People are Talking About . . .

    BJASC continues its tradition of supporting promising journalist by awarding scholarships to nine college students. ...
  • PUSD Cuts Dropout Rate by Almost Five Percent

    Graduation Rate Rises to 79.4 Percent The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) released high school graduation and dropout rates for the 2008-09 school year, reporting an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropout rates for all ethnic sub...
  • Princesses for a Night: Local Teens Honored at 59th Annual L.A. Links Cotillion Ball!

    Though there is no official royalty in America, for one night, these girls and their escorts did look and act the part. After donating at least 75 hours volunteering, and attending personal and leadership development activities, seventeen graceful young l...
  • Smarter Holiday Shopping Tips to Help Use Your Credit Wisely

    Tis the season for more shopping. Each holiday season, people spend hundreds of dollars purchasing gifts for their loved ones. However, in the midst of the holiday rush, consumers often fail to stay abreast of their personal finances, and frequently fall ...
  • Have We Lost Our Way?

    Throughout the history of blacks in the U.S., safety has always been sought within the walls of the physical church. Most assuredly, it is a venue to feed us spiritually by providing a biblical perspective and direction. It was a gathering place to worshi...
  • The Christmasfication of Our Home

    Our home, like every other home this time of year, bears the decorations of the Christmas season. This is all thanks to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My assigned role in the whole Christmas affair was to keep out of her way. And, out of her way,...
  • Giving is Good! – Part II

    My last article focused on charitable gifts of money. This article focuses on a type of charitable gift everyone is capable of making, regardless of the size of their estate. This type of gift is known as an anatomical gift – the giving of either your e...
  • SCE Provides a Holiday Shopping Gift Guide of Energy Efficient Products

    Southern California Edison (SCE) has a reminder for customers shopping for holiday gifts. Items that plug in have two costs: the cost to buy them, and the cost to run them. The more energy efficient an electronic device or appliance is, the less its owner...
  • Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays

    Keep moving, even if you don't feel like it. Depression is very common this time of year, and yoga, walking and other types of repetitive exercise that elevate the heart rate have been shown to counteract depression. Physical exertion stimulates our mo...
  • A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele Will Not Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

    Michael Steele had a choice: He could either run for re-election next month as chairman of the Republican National Committee or he could preempt a certain and decisive defeat by announcing in advance he will not seek a second term. Steele has chosen the ...
  • Did You See the November Unemployment Numbers?

    "Are These Great Days Or What?" Are you concerned in any way that the economic plight of Blacks in America remains such a low priority for the Barack Obama administration? The numbers tell a story that needs to be heard. According to U.S. Bureau of La...
  • The War to Save the Lives of Young Black Males

    There is a war to save the lives of young Black males. The teams are on one side of the rap industry which teaches them that they can be a thug, gangster or wannabe gangster and still rise to their potential. Also, on that side are families and institutio...

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