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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

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Forty-Seven Percent of Black Families Have No Emergency Savings

Black families are less likely to have a plan on a rainy day

Black American families found to have disproportionately less savings compared to white American families.

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South African Safari and 4 More Affordable Travel Destinations

The cost to travel to these hot spots has went down drastically

Five affordable travel destinations just got cheaper for American tourists.

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Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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Atlanta Ranks No.1 for Income Inequality

Things are distant between Atlanta's rich and poor

Brookings Institution recently revealed a new report comparing cities’ top earning households to their least…

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Marijuana’s ‘High’ Sales Being Used to Fund Colorado Schools

High School means something totally different in Colorado

This January, Colorado saw¬†Marijuana sales leap to a record high—no pun intended. According to The…

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Retail Sales Fall for Third Month in a Row

Economists blame harsh winter for retail sales drop

Retail sales fell drastically last month due to harsh winter weather that deterred shoppers from…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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Millennials Prove to Be Most Loyal Workers

Millennials' job loyalty is actually bad for the economy

Research shows that millennials are more loyal to their employers than they have been in…

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Shake Shack Goes Public

The company is valued at $745 million

Shake Shack will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company, which…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Top Twitter Reactions to President Obama’s State of The Union Address

Twitter reacts to POTUS State of the Union with mixed emotions

Here are the top Twitter reactions in response to President Obama’s State of the Union…

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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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Hood Fab: 10 Signs You’re in the Ghetto

There's been a recent fascination with the 'hood, so take a look at signs you're in a struggle neighborhood

A McDonald’s that hosts weddings. Vending machines robbed of their items. Check out these and…

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Chicago Businessman Helps Family of Homeless Little League Champ

Businessman agrees to pay homeless little league player families rent for a year

One Chicago businessman has offered to pay a year’s rent for homeless Jackie Robinson West…

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Study: Consumers Still Recovering from the Recession

Raises and promotions stay stagnant while Americans' savings accounts are dwindling.

If you’re still feeling the pinch, you’re not alone.

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