Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like health care, food and energy increase faster than their sources of income.
Here are a few cost-saving benefits available to people on fixed incomes – especially seniors:
Despite the civil rights legislation of the 1960s and the affirmative action programs that began in the 1970s, in 2010 race and equality remain a hot-button issues in America. From President Obama’s ‘beer summit last year, to the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, and the more recent Shirley Sherrod incident -- race is still a stain on the promises made in this
After two weeks of intense negotiations by a joint Capitol Hill conference committee, Washington lawmakers finally reached agreement on the single largest financial reform package since the 1930s New Deal. The new reforms would establish stronger protections against abusive mortgages, help borrowers facing foreclosures, establish a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and rein in many of the risky activities of Wall Street and the large banks. Additionally, $2 billion will be equally shared in support of foreclosure prevention assistance and supplemental funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
By Pharoh Martin NNPA Nat’l Correspondent Last week, the House of Representatives passed a Wall Street reform bill that advocates are calling the most comprehensive financial reform since the New Deal was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt 70 years ago. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which comes on the heels of one of the worst economic fallouts in U.S. history, will put in place the strongest consumer financial protections ever by curbing abuses by banks, mortgage and credit card companies and keeping their consumers better informed by making the financial industry more transparent, according to President Obama.
Magic Johnson Enterprises is renowned for its success in developing movie theaters, Starbucks outlets, restaurants and fitness centers in urban communities around the U.S., but its namesake learned a painful lesson when he first tried his hand at business.
One of Johnson’s first efforts after leaving the NBA was selling athletic apparel, he said at an event Thursday in Highland sponsored by the Economic Development Agency of San Bernardino County. The idea seemed natural for one of the best and most successful players in basketball history.