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    By Charlene Crowell Do you ever get the feeling that when it comes to news about the nation’s economy you’re in a different world? I certainly do. And what’s more, I think much of America – especially Black America — feels the same. A decade has passed since the housing collapse.  In that time, bank ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days. As the cost of higher education rises, borrowing to cover those costs often becomes a family concern across multiple generations including the student, parents, and even grandparents or other relatives. Today’s 21st Century jobs usually demand higher education and specialized ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Real estate dealings may not be as discriminatory as decades ago, but the housing crisis of 2008 crushed countless Black and Brown homeowners nationwide, as they were baited into bad loans, and then lost their homes. Billions in family wealth that had been built up over generations was suddenly wiped out. Dawn ...