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Teens Don’t Understand the Importance of Budgeting A quarter of teens say they are unsure if they will be able to effectively budget their money during their lifetime, according to the results of a Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation survey. Of the 22% who currently don’t use a budget, almost half admit they just aren’t interested in money management.

Talking Points: Interracial Marriage, Budgeting, Vacations

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A record 14.6% of all new marriages in the U.S. in 2008 were between people…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

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Talking Points: Poll Says Retire ‘Negro’

African Americans unemployed longer; minorities not encouraged to pursue STEM education

In a BlackEnterprise.com poll on whether the 2010 Census form should have used the word…

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First there were the Greatest and Silent generations. Then came baby boomers and Generation X. Now we have Millennials, or people born after 1980. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations, less religious, and may be on track to become the most educated generation in U.S. history. That thirst for education is evident with data showing college enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds is at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center."

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Based on 2007 data, the most recent available, single black women have just a fraction…

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Face of the Uninsured
The United States spends more than any other nation in the world…

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African Americans Love to Tweet

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Twitter is the leader of the pack among African American social networkers, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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College-Educated Blacks Hardest Hit by Unemployment

College-educated white workers still had a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.8% as of March…

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Black Girls 50% More Likely to Be Bulimic Than White Girls

The eating disorder bulimia, characterized by reoccurring episodes of binging and purging, has been perceived…

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Grad Rates Higher for Black Athletes

Athletic departments are graduating black students at higher rates than universities as a whole, according…

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Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students

Roughly 37% of black students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) finish a degree…

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