They’re at it again: Once more, special interests are trying to hijack California’s state ballot to enrich themselves at the expense of our communities.
Two big Texas oil companies are spending piles of money to kill California’s fast-growing clean energy economy and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that economy has already created. Get ready for
NNPA We are currently living with a two-faced economy. The front face proclaims that the U.S. has had three quarters of positive economic growth, a 40 percent increase in reported corporate profits and improved manufacturing output. The back face laments the fact that unemployment remains stubbornly high at 9.5 percent, the housing market is in the doldrums and we headed toward a record federal deficit of $1.3 trillion dollars. Is the economy working its way out of the worst recession since the Great Depression or are we headed for the second half of a
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
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:
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.