Category Archives: General Interest

Struck by lightning

1 in 2.3 million.Those are the slim chances voter fraud will occur in a federal election. There’s a greater chance of being struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of bees. But the way proponents of voter suppression legislation … Continue reading

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Too many American homeowners today find themselves paying unnecessarily high mortgages every month.  In fact, since the recession first hit more than 5 years ago, many homeowners find themselves “underwater”; in other words, the present day appraised values of their … Continue reading

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Scholarships Available

  AAARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves. Academic Competitiveness Grant For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school. Actuarial Diversity Scholarship For minority students … Continue reading

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Who’s missing?

Is there a cultural icon—an actor, a musician, an artist—who moves you?If so, this is your chance to make him or her your brother or sister in the fight for civil rights and social justice.Get started by filling in the … Continue reading

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NAACP opposes proposed bills to weaken consumer protection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opened in 2011 as an independent agency to promote education, fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards and other consumer financial products and services.  Sadly, since its inception the CFPB has been attacked by those in Congress … Continue reading

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NAACP supports legislation to rebuild public schools and create jobs

The NAACP strongly supports the Fix America’s Schools Today Act, or the FAST Act, S. 1597 / H.R. 2948. This legislation addresses two of our Nation’s more pressing problems:  public schools in dire need of new construction, repair, renovation, modernization … Continue reading

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American Jobs Act introduced in US House & Senate

The American Jobs Act, an aggressive, comprehensive job creation proposal first proposed by President Obama in early September has been introduced in both the US Senate (by Senator Reid of Nevada) and the House of Representatives (by Congressman Larson of … Continue reading

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Remember September 15th this year

September 15thmarks the anniversary of a terrible tragedy in our history. On that day in 1963, during a service at the 16th Street Baptist Church titled, “The Love That Forgives,” members of the KKK set off explosives that killed four little … Continue reading

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