Does upward mobility exist anymore?

A new poll reveals that many Americans are questioning their prospects for “upward mobility.”  The high level of pessimism is reflected among respondents in...

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

You can’t follow the politics of our nation without hearing a reference to “pork-barrel politics” – slang used when politicians undertake projects to benefit...

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Most payday borrowers use the small-dollar loans to cover ordinary living expenses instead of occasional or unexpected emergencies, according to a new research report by...

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin, told Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the events that occurred on February 26, 2012 were...

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

We are shocked and saddened by the massacre in Aurora, Colo. But Aurora is part of a pattern, not an isolated incident. Two days earlier,...

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks and Latinos support financial reform more than any other group, according to a new poll released by Lake Research Partners. When consumers were...

Buried in a sea of government regulations

We African-Americans must get more involved in making policy. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: a political...

Bamboozled by financial systems, Blacks struggle to recover

Suddenly, it dawns on you that you lost your home, your life savings and your credit rating tanked not by accident, but by design...

Big Republican lies about small businesses

Two things always happen when there is a debate about whether to extend George W. Bush’s tax cuts.  First, Republicans drag out the tired...

Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB

As we move toward the second anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, more than 45,000 people have filed complaints with...

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