04-20-2019  5:11 pm      •     

More than 44 million people of varying ages and occupations struggle with $1.5 trillion in student debt.

 

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By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor 

It was announced this past weekend that Japan will resume the killing and harvesting of whales. The only qualification, which, apparently, is supposed to make the world feel better, is that this will take place in Japanese territorial waters.

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Stacy M. Brown 

For many, Earth Day stands as a reminder of everyone’s role as stewards of the planet.

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Dr. Harry L. Williams 

Today, student loan debt is the second greatest source of individual debt, only behind mortgages, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Ruby Haughton-Pitts, AARP Oregon State Director 

As a black woman who is also over the age of 50, it breaks my heart when we receive calls from AARP members who cannot find jobs or even get an interview in a labor market that is screaming for qualified workers.

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Dr. Jasmine Streeter, DVM 

Dr. Jasmine reflects on how nature can help us develop resilience

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Stacy M. Brown 

Humphreys County, Tenn., where more than a third of its Black residents live below the poverty line and the median yearly household income is $26,000, somehow is on the IRS’ radar to audit at a higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, according to AOL News.

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Julianne Malveaux 

It is unfathomable that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than a decade.

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Cheryl Smith, Publisher, Texas Metro News 

You have to seize the moment, every moment! If you want to tell someone you love them, you need to do it.

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Coming into view behind the excitement of the scoreboards and drama of the bribery scandal is a troubling dynamic playing out in real time: Big-time college sports are deepening the inequities faced by black male students seeking higher education.

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