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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The Trump Administration has finalized implementation of new work requirement rules that would cut food stamp benefits for 700,000 Americans. The average food stamp payout is $36 per month. Though the Trump Administration estimates that under 700,000 people will be impacted by their policy changes, the Urban Institute ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux It is unfathomable that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade, since 2007. That the wage, at $7.25 per hour, has remained flat through recession and recovery, through extremely high unemployment rates and much lower ones. Republicans have absolutely refused to consider minimum wage increases, and ...
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    By Ron Harris NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children—policies and practices so un-American and shocking ...