S.M.Wright Foundation offering computer and financial skills training


The South Dallas Education and Financial Empowerment Center is offering training for students of all ages and adults. Academic tutoring, adult computer training and adult financial empowerment training will all be part of the services provided by the Center.   The Education division of the S.M.Wright Foundation will address and support members of the South […]

Social Security Matters: There is an annual maximum benefit you can receive


by AMAC’s Certified Social Security Advisor C.J. Miles, Association of Mature American Citizens QUESTION: I made a very good living all my life and expect to retire in a few years. I just assumed that since I paid a percentage of my salary in Social Security taxes, that it would be enough money for me to […]

March 4, 1917: Jeannette Rankin was the first Woman to join U.S. Congress

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Profile America — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date in 1917. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana shortly became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War I, a stand that contributed to her defeat when she ran for the Senate in […]

Twin Evils: Terrorism and Racism

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

    By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism. President Barack Obama’s recent White House Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” reminded many […]

Women in Technology Scholarship accepting applications until March 9


Attention all college-bound women! If you’re pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, computer engineering, or another related field, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) would like to invite you to apply for our annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. Please download the application for specific requirements. Now in its eighth year, the […]

Hurd believes more work remains on Veterans Affairs reform

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Hurd on VA Reform, ‘Still have more work to do to give veterans health care they deserve’ WASHINGTON DC – In response to the scandal which shook up the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, two bills designed to continue to reform the VA passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The Long-Term Care Veteran Choice […]

Endangered monkeys in the Amazon threatened by climate change and construction

Led by scientists at UCLA, the research team found strong evidence that the black-headed squirrel monkey is its own distinct species. (Photo: UCLA)

By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Research by UCLA life scientists and 50 colleagues sheds new light on the biological differences among more than 150 species of monkeys in South America, many of which are endangered. Their findings could be particularly important in shaping efforts to conserve the biodiversity of primates in South America. The scientists have […]

Income-based repayment plans for student loans are not working

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There was a time when conventional wisdom said that student debt is not a problem in and of itself—rather, “high” debt of $100,000 or more is the more pressing concern. A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York highlights just how out of touch that view is. A staggering percentage of Americans […]

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