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Day: <span>August 1, 2009</span>

Year-by-Year Analysis of the Bush Tax Cuts Shows Growing Tilt

A study released June 12, 2002, by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Children=s Defense Fund, reveals for the first time who stands to benefit from the 2001-enacted Bush tax cuts in each year from 2001 through 2010. Among the key findings: * Over the ten-year period, the richest Americans–the best-off one percent–are slated to […]readmore

THE PARENT'S

NOTEBOOK The Systems Formula for Child Rearing We often hear the words, AToday=s young folk are so different,@ usually followed by descriptions of negative attitudes and behaviors.  Many elders have given up on young people. Do we resign ourselves and accept this as the new reality? I=m afraid we=ve become spectators to our own lives.  […]readmore

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Be Safe Out There By Erma Williams For the most part, life is full of second chances.  We needn=t worry if we have not yet engaged in daring activities like skydiving or bungee-jumping because, more than likely, there=s always tomorrow.  The same cannot be said about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  It doesn=t matter whether the […]readmore

Progressive vs. Regressive Taxes

Progressive & Regressive taxes describe tax tables, not a political opinion.  They are mathematical functions.   In a progressive tax, the more you earn, the higher your tax rate. In a regressive tax, the less you earn, the higher your tax rate. The classic progressive tax is income tax. The classic regressive tax is sales tax. […]readmore

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

August 17, 1887-June 10, 1940 Founder, Universal Negro Improvement Association Marcus Moziah Garvey was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann=s Bay,  Jamaica, to Marcus and Sarah Garvey. His father was a stonemason and the family did some subsistence farming. After leaving school at 14, he served as a printer=s apprentice in his godfather=s business. […]readmore