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President Barack Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address.

An assist for young men of color?

Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of criminal justice system.
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

More elders are working as caregivers to the elderly

Feb 13, 2014
The pay is low, the work can be hard.
Posted In: homecare, eldercare, low-wage work

FCC caps rates for prison phone calls

Feb 12, 2014
This week the FCC adopted new phone rates for people in prison, jail or detention centers.
Posted In: prison

What buying power buys African-Americans

Feb 12, 2014
Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
Posted In: black buying power, African American, advertising, marketing

College philanthropy hits new high

Feb 12, 2014
Donations to higher ed reached $33.8 billion in 2013.
Posted In: philanthropy, colleges, universities

Should the post office sell personal loans?

Feb 11, 2014
Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending

Navigating the many firsts of freshman year

Feb 10, 2014
Going away to school is an adjustment for nearly every student, but when you're the first in your family to go, the transition can be even harder
Posted In: higher education, college, first-generation college students

Who are the biggest givers? And where do they get the money?

Feb 10, 2014
And what are they giving to?
Posted In: philanthropy

Should community college be free? A Twitter chat roundup

Feb 7, 2014
A proposal in Tennessee to offer associate’s and technical degrees for free.
Posted In: community college, Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Promise to make state's community colleges free

Feb 6, 2014
The announcement from the state's governor is part of a broader workforce development strategy. And similar moves have worked before.
Posted In: tennessee, community colleges, Tennessee Promise

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