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Day: <span>August 30, 2018</span>

DeVos’ Billions to For-Profit Colleges adds up  to Debts, Defaults for

By Charlene Crowell While 250,000 federal direct student loan borrowers default every quarter, guess which consumers are most likely to default: people of color, veterans and other low-income consumers. In 2018, the people who a decade ago were targeted for unsustainable, high-cost mortgage loans are now being targeted by for-profit colleges for career training that […]Read More

President Akufo-Addo Mourns Kofi Annan

The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan. I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted […]Read More

Kiswahili is First African Language Recognized by Twitter

Habari Gani, Twitter! The Kiswahili language, spoken prevalently in sub-Saharan and East African nations, is now officially the first African language recognized by Twitter. The network can recognize Swahili words and offer translation. The national language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is now spoken in seven other […]Read More

Brooklyn’s iconic Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club Bucks Gentrification Pressure

By Eulene Inniss Bedford-Stuyvesant, like many renowned Black communities, is under rapid gentrification. Mom-and-Pop stores, the lifeline of these communities, are almost extinct. However, the Sugarhill Restaurant & Supper Club, located at 609-615 DeKalb Avenue at the corner of Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, continues to push back against the relentless tide of realtors and […]Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL: Parents! Safeguard Children’s Personal Information!

The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is advising parents and guardians to protect their children’s personal information during the back to school period. With the new school year about to start and the activities such as school groups, teams and clubs, the DCP is calling on consumers to learn […]Read More

The Final Run

This coming Saturday will mark the final month of the regular season. For the New York Yankees, it’s been one heck of a roller-coaster season filled with winning streaks and heart-breaking losses. The up and down season has a lot to do with a few key injuries the Bombers have endured. Coming into the 2018 […]Read More