Consumers expected to spend $16 billion on Easter candy, clothes, food, other items

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS Consumer spending for the Easter holiday, on apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food and flowers, is expected to reach $16.4 billion...

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED...

Mental health scrutinized

Lawmakers may increase coordination, funding BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s...

Report touts spending power of minorities

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics are fastest-growing segment of the nation’s ‘consumer economy’ BY DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE THE ROOT Advertisers looking to get the most out of their bucks...

Mandatory voting? Obama says yes

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting in America. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative...

WHY AMERICA’S RACE PROBLEM WON’T GO AWAY


Scholars and activists say that racism is woven into the cultural fabric of America, and that the Obama administration has done little to help...

Coming up short – again

‘State of Black America’ issued this week FROM THE TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black...

State Senate committee OKs online voter registration

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow Florida voters to register online...

Black groups take issue with suit against Sharpton

Media, business and civil rights organizations urge Allen to ‘redirect’ criticism TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Three national African-American organizations have issued a joint statement in response...

Drama follows man who gained notoriety for long walk to work

EURWEB.COM James Robertson have a new place to live, but drama still follows him. The 56-year-old Detroit man attracted attention and headlines for supposedly walking 21...

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