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Obama talks about service to others Former President Barack Obama led a panel discussion on civic engagement on April 24 at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. It was his first public event since leaving the presidency and taking a three-month vacation. (ZBIGNIEW BZDAK/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS)

‘It will continue’

‘It will continue’

L.A. residents see little change upon 25th anniversary of L.A. riots BY ANGEL JENNINGS AND MATT HAMILTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – When an angry mob erupted in violence across Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, two names were commonly invoked by those in the streets. One is well-known: Rodney G. King, the […]

Miami arts center honors ‘Moonlight’ cast

Miami arts center honors ‘Moonlight’ cast

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Hundreds attended an April 22 celebration honoring Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, creators of the award-winning film “Moonlight’’ and the movie’s cast, crew and producers. Jenkins and McCraney are both from Miami’s Liberty City. The event was held at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Miami. It included a […]

Fatherhood organization rolling out nationwide Real Dads Read

Fatherhood organization rolling out nationwide Real Dads Read

BLACKNEWS.COM Fathers Incorporated has announced an inaugural National Real Dads Read Day on June 9. This day is designed to encourage individuals, groups, businesses, etc., to plan reading activities in support of fathers/male caregivers and their children. It wasn’t too long ago that Fathers Incorporated, a leading national nonprofit for the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood, […]

Owners of Shea Moisture apologize for ad

Owners of Shea Moisture apologize for ad

FROM WIRE REPORTS The Black-owned hair company that produces the Shea Moisture hair product has apologized for using White women in an ad for a product primarily used by Black women with natural hair. Black women compared it to Pepsi’s recent ad fail that used Kendall Jenner. Shea Moisture first posted the ad on its […]

Wells Fargo boosts sham-account settlement

Wells Fargo boosts sham-account settlement

Payout bumped to $142 million for affected customers BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to boost its payout in a class-action settlement over unauthorized accounts to $142 million, up from the $110 million it announced weeks ago, according to documents filed late on April 20. […]

Reducing credit card fees can be simple if you ask

Reducing credit card fees can be simple if you ask

BY PATRICIA SABATINI PITTSBURGH POST- GAZETTE/TNS Getting your credit card company to treat you better may be easier than you think. Nearly 90 percent of consumers who asked their card issuer to reverse a late fee were successful, according to a report by the credit card comparison site Creditcards.com. The study also found that almost […]

Think twice before cosigning for student loan

Think twice before cosigning for student loan

BY ERIN ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS PHILADELPHIA – Though the biggest debt for older consumers remains home mortgages, student-loan debt is becoming more common. It’s increasing because of the high cost of college and the growing number of parents and grandparents financing their children’s and grandchildren’s education, according to a January report by the Consumer Financial […]

Remembering Jackie Robinson’s debut

Remembering Jackie Robinson’s debut

Statue unveiled during  70th anniversary of player breaking the color barrier BY BILL SHAKIKIN AND MIKE DIGIOVANNA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – After all the lovely words had been spoken, the blue curtain raised, and the majestic statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled, his daughter reflected on a day she called powerful and inspirational. “It […]

Taking care of Business

Taking care of Business

Black legislators discuss issues, then shake their tail feathers to raise money for scholarships BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators Foundation and the Florida Legislative Black Caucus staged their 24th Annual State of Black Florida conference, featuring issue-heavy seminars and climaxed by its semi-formal Annual Scholarship Gala. […]

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